An Interview-Based Study of the Factors Influencing the Quality of Professional Training of Science Education Graduates
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Science Education
Teacher training
Professional development
Influencing factors
Rooted research



Submitted : 2023-12-19
Accepted : 2024-01-03
Published : 2024-01-18


The proposal of the strategy of developing the country through science education has clarified China’s demand for the development of the science and education industry and the cultivation of science and education talents, and the birth of Science Education majors is an important link in the cultivation of scientific literacy. Based on the grounded theory, we interviewed three Science Education graduates from a university and coded the interview data by using NVivo 12.0 to find eight important factors affecting their professional training and employment choices. The factors are “social factors,” “individual career choice factors,” “campus resources,” “employment advantages,” “professional self-development,” “teacher factors,” “planning for further education and employment,” and “student motivation.” This study analyzes the interaction between the influencing factors, constructs a theoretical model of the influencing factors of the quality of Science Education professional training, explores the problems of the training process of Science Education majors and employment dilemmas, and puts forward corresponding suggestions.


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