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  Session: Teacher Training and Enhancement Posters
  Paper Type: Poster
  Title: Recent Demographics of Physics Teachers from Schools and Staffing Survey
  Meeting: 2014 Summer Meeting: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  Location: N/A
  Time: 9:15PM
  Author: David Rosengrant, Kennesaw State University
6787972482, drosengr@kennesaw.edu
  Co-Author(s): Greg Rushton, Gene Ray
  Abstract: This project is part of a multidisciplinary team to study secondary physics teaching using the School and Staffing Survey (SASS) between 1987 and most recently 2011. We will investigate the following questions: How many physics teachers are there in the United States? What are trends in the population growth compared to other teacher groups in the past 20 years? What proportion of those that teach physics do so as their main assignment? What other subjects do physics teachers teach? To what extent have physics teachers earned a physics degree at any level? What other backgrounds do these teachers have? What has been the certification status of physics teachers over time? To what extent has the racial and gender profile of physics teachers changed over time? To what extent have the age and years of experience distributions changed over time? We will also analyze trends in early career physics teachers.
  Footnotes: None
  Presentation: Rosengrant-AAPT 2014 summer poster final.pdf

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