National concerns about science education have suggested a number of factors which are contributing to what is now being called a crisis. One such factor is that colleges and universities are producing fewer certified science teachers, even as many science teachers are leaving the classroom to pursue other employment. A second factor is that the average age of the science teacher is increasing and many teachers have not continued to update their training. A third factor; which may be a result of the first two, is that the number of secondary students taking science and the number of courses they are taking is on the decline.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
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Cooney, Timothy and Hoff, Darrel
"Survey of In-Service Needs of Iowa Science Teachers,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 20
, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol20/iss3/2