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Secondary Science Teacher Education PhD Scholarship

Applications are invited from appropriately qualified individuals for a scholarship to undertake their PhD in Education, with the primary focus of the project being on secondary science teacher education. Arresting high attrition rates of beginning science teachers is an educational and economic priority. Before it is possible to develop effective strategies for retaining science teachers, we must first understand how new teachers experience work during their transition from university to schools. The study investigates the empirical basis of identity and emotion in science teacher activity. Video-based ethnographies will track science teachers through their teacher education program and first two years of teaching. The analytical techniques used will produce crucial insights into teacher practice, and provide evidence for further development of cultural-historical activity theory.

Reference Number:4248
Study Subject:Secondary Science Teacher Education
Web Address: http://www.rsc.qut.edu.au/future/scholarships/domestic.jsp
Provided By: Creative Industries Faculty (CIF)
To be undertaken at: Queensland University of Technology (QUT).
Level:Post-Graduate (Research)


This scholarship is offered once only to one person. Open for applications until June 30, 2009.

Payment Information

The value of this scholarship is AUD26669 (per annum). This award is to be used for living expenses. This scholarship is paid fortnightly for the period of 3 years.

Research Information

This scholarship is for one of the following fields of research: EDUCATION.


This scholarship is for study in Australia. There are no restrictions on citizenship.

Application Details

To apply for this scholarship you must apply direct to faculty. You can download a PDF with more information about the scholarship here. Terms and conditions are subject to change. Always confirm details with scholarship provider before applying.

Main Contact
Assoc Prof Stephen Ritchie
Queensland University of Technology
Phone: +61 7 3138 3332
Fax: +61 7 3138 3985
Email: s.ritchie@qut.edu.au
Web Site: http://education.qut.edu.au/~ritchies
Queensland University of Technology
Faculty of Education
GPO Box 2434
Qld, Australia

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