The responsibility for preparing teaching assistants is largely dependent on the setting. While many faculty members at four-year institutions are responsible for preparing their teaching assistants, this task is handled on a department-wide or campus-wide basis in programs with large numbers of graduate students. Many professional societies have publications on this topic (see Appendix A). The American Association for Higher Education is another excellent source of information. Their publication Preparing Graduate Students to Teach (Lambert and Tice, 1993) provides numerous examples of teaching assistant training programs in a wide array of disciplines.
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The NGSS offer a detailed description of the key scientific ideas and practices that all students should learn by the time they graduate from high school. The standards are based largely on the 2011 National Research Council report A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas.