ERIC Number: ED349820
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Assessment of Alternative Certification Practices. Panel Presentations.
This panel discussion focuses on alternative teacher certification. Alternative certification is a way of becoming a bilingual education or English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) teacher without completing a preservice college program. It has three areas: formal instruction, school-based supervision, and evaluation. It serves the purpose of more rapidly increasing the pool of bilingual education and ESL teachers. Annalisa Allegro describes a model of alternative certification in New Jersey. Migdalia Romero deals with a framework for alternative certification. Elena Izquierdo describes the District of Columbia's "Retooling Initiative" for meeting the demands of language minority students. The initiative was aimed at certified teachers with classroom experience and demonstrated competency with the goal of reequipping them to perform new roles. Barbara Clements comments on the discussion of the three panelists, titling her comments "the pros and cons of alternative certification for bilingual teachers." (VWL)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Language Teachers, Limited English Speaking, Models, Program Descriptions, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, State Programs, Teacher Certification, Teacher Supervision
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New Jersey
Note: In: Focus on Evaluation and Measurement. Volumes 1 and 2. Proceedings of the National Research Symposium on Limited English Proficient Student Issues (2nd, Washington, DC, September 4-6, 1991); see FL 020 630.