A brief history of physics education in the United States

@article{Meltzer2015ABH,
  title={A brief history of physics education in the United States},
  author={David E. Meltzer and Valerie Otero},
  journal={American Journal of Physics},
  year={2015},
  volume={83},
  pages={447-458}
}
In order to provide insight into current physics teaching practices and recommended reforms, we outline the history of physics education in the United States—and the accompanying pedagogical issues and debates—over the period 1860–2014. We identify key events, personalities, and issues for each of ten separate time periods, comparing and contrasting the outlooks and viewpoints of the different eras. This discussion should help physics educators to (1) become aware of previous research in… Expand

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