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ERIC Number: ED349311
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Alternative Teacher Certification. Policy Briefs No. 17.
Buechler, Mark; And Others
Supporters of alternative certification (AC) claim these programs can help to recruit minority and male teachers and to attract talented individuals with subject-area expertise in areas such as math, science, and foreign languages. Opponents claim that AC can undermine teacher professionalism and that it does and that it does not provide the pedagogical skills taught in traditional teacher preparation programs. Alternative certification programs vary in intent and format, but they generally fit into at least one of eight categories. This publication outlines AC programs in eight states: New Jersey, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. It includes a lead article, "Alternative Teacher Certification" by Mark Buechler and Nancy Fulford, and three commentaries: "Alternative Routes to Certification: Are We on the Right Track?" (Debby Dresner Shulman); "Toward the Strategic Use of Alternative Routes to Teaching" (Gary Natriello); and "Danger: Explosive! Defusing the Alternative Certification Controversy" (John J. Attinasi and Kenneth J. Schoon). The commentaries discuss AC's relationship to such issues as the role of schools in teacher preparation, the role of state and local agencies in managing teacher supply, the content of teacher education, and the relationship of teacher selection to teacher quality. Included in the Attinasi-Schoon University Northwest, the Urban Teacher Education Program. New Jersey's Provisional Teacher Program, another AC program, is briefly described in an inset, and summaries of regional action in this area are given for seven states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. (IAH) innovative inservice alternative certification program at Indiana University Northwest, the Urban Teacher Education Program. New Jersey's Provisional Teacher Program, another AC program, is briefly described in an inset, and summaries of regional action in this area are given for seven states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. (IAH)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.
Identifiers: Urban Teacher Preparation Program