Source: Journal of Science Teacher Education, Volume 22, Issue 5, pp 459-474. (August 2011).
The shortage of science teachers has spurred a discussion about their retention and recruitment.
While discussion about retaining science teachers has increased dramatically in just the last few years, science teacher educators have not attended to the recruitment of science teachers with the same tenacity.
In this article, the authors initiate this discussion and to focus on secondary science teachers.
The authors begin by suggesting why recruitment is important and explore related research.
The authors then suggest a comprehensive and strategic orientation towards recruitment that serves as a mechanism to examine current practices in the field.