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Title: Introduction: Upper Secondary Science Teacher Quality - "Those Who Can"
Contributor(s): Vlaardingerbroek, Barend (author); Taylor, Neil (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2016
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Abstract: "Those who can, do; those who can't, teach." --George Bernard Shaw. The great Irish iconoclast did not have a high opinion of the teaching profession. The schoolmaster of the nineteenth century was all too often the subject of mock respect rather than genuine esteem, and the Shavian view of the teacher as someone who could not succeed in his or her specialist field - the science teacher as someone not quite good enough to go into professional science, for instance - lingers on in the public psyche. But teaching is a profession (the International Labour Organisation classified secondary teaching as such, alongside doctors and lawyers, many years ago in its categorization of occupations), and akin to all professions, there are good practitioners and those who leave much to be desired. The focus thus shifts to those attributes that make for a good education professional, that is, teacher quality.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Teacher Quality in Upper Secondary Science Education: International Perspectives, p. 1-5
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Place of Publication: New York, United States of America
ISBN: 9781137490889
Field of Research (FOR): 130106 Secondary Education
130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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