ASTE Series in Science Education

Science Teacher Educators as K-12 Teachers

Practicing what we teach

Editors: Dias, Michael, Eick, Charles J., Brantley-Dias, Laurie (Eds.)

  • Makes a unique and powerful contribution to science teacher education by bridging the long-standing research-practice gap
  • Presents several different but equally valid arrangements whereby teacher educators have returned to K-12 teaching
  • Identifies common themes and implications for science teacher education and science teaching practice​
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About this book

Science teacher educators prepare and provide professional development for teachers at all grade levels. They seek to improve conditions in classroom teaching and learning, professional development, and teacher recruitment and retention.
Science Teacher Educators as K-12 Teachers: Practicing What We Teach tells the story of sixteen teacher educators who stepped away from their traditional role and entered the classroom to teach children and adolescents in public schools and informal settings. It details the practical and theoretical insights that these members of the Association of Science Teacher Educators (ASTE) earned from experiences ranging from periodic guest teaching to full-time engagement in the teaching role.
Science Teacher Educators as K-12 Teachers shows science teacher educators as professionals engaged in reflective analysis of their beliefs about and experiences with teaching children or adolescents science. With their ideas about instruction and learning challenged, these educators became more aware of the circumstances today's teachers face. Their honest accounts reveal that through teaching children and adolescents, teacher educators can also renew themselves and expand their identities as well as their understanding of themselves in the profession and in relation to others.
Science Teacher Educators as K-12 Teachers will appeal to all those with an interest in science education, from teacher educators to science teachers, as well as teacher educators in other disciplines. Its narratives and insights may even inspire more teacher educators to envision new opportunities to serve teachers, K-12 learners and the local community through a variety of teaching arrangements in public schools and informal education settings.

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From the reviews:

“This book offers a wide variety of case studies describing the experiences of US academic teacher trainers. … While this book is exclusively focused on the US school system, the broad backgrounds of its authors ensures that most people would gain some benefit from it, especially those in the teacher training profession. … gives a fascinating anecdotal insight into the US school and university system.” (Charles Harrison, Education in Chemistry, February, 2014)


Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Journeys Beyond the Ivory Tower: Building Bridges Between Academia and K-12 Classrooms

    Trundle, Kathy Cabe

    Pages 3-5

  • Practicing What We Teach

    Dias, Michael

    Pages 7-17

  • Policy and the Planned Curriculum: Teaching High School Biology Every Day

    Wallace, Carolyn S.

    Pages 21-37

  • Get Real! Walking the Walk to Inform Talking the Talk: Full-Time Teaching in an Urban High School

    Jablon, Paul

    Pages 39-50

  • The Nail in the Coffin: How Returning to the Classroom Killed My Belief in Schooling (But Not in Public Education)

    Duggan-Haas, Don

    Pages 51-68

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-6763-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-6762-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8371-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Science Teacher Educators as K-12 Teachers
Book Subtitle
Practicing what we teach
Editors
  • Michael Dias
  • Charles J. Eick
  • Laurie Brantley-Dias
Series Title
ASTE Series in Science Education
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6763-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6763-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6762-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8371-2
Series ISSN
2214-5435
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 322
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