Innovations in Teacher Preparation for STEM: The value of the theory-practice nexus

Robyn Jorgensen, Kim Alden

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This paper discusses an innovative partnership between schools and universities where the state department has sought to produce high-quality graduates who are school-ready. The intent of the program is to develop centers of excellence in targeted areas. This paper discusses the development and outcomes of the STEM Center of Excellence. Using an action research approach, the team has undertaken continuous monitoring of the program to develop a quality program that best meets the needs of the learners and the profession. Follow-up interviews have been undertaken with employing principals to assess the quality of the graduates and the value-adding of the program.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSTEM Education in the Junior Secondary
Subtitle of host publicationThe State of Play
EditorsRobyn Jorgensen, Kevin Larkin
Place of PublicationSingapore, Singapore
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9789811054488
ISBN (Print)9789811054471
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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