AAS 204th Meeting, June 2004
Session 19 Astronomy Education
Oral, Monday, May 31, 2004, 10:00-11:30am, 706

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[19.01] Content Knowledge and Professional Development Programs

J. S. Sweitzer (DePaul University)

Many educational outreach programs focus on creating new curricula or re-training educators in sound, pedagogical methods. There is, however, important new evidence that content knowledge, even in advanced topics, is in high demand by both informal and formal educators. This talk will report on recent surveys and programs conducted for planetarium directors, in-service middle school educators, and NASA EP/O professionals. The common thread running through these surveys should be useful to astrophysicists planning or conducting EPO programs.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: jsweitze@depaul.edu

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