ERIC Number: ED351334
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Alternative Certification of Teachers. Teacher Education Monograph No. 14.
Hawley, Willis D., Ed.
Criticisms of teacher education, the low economic and political costs of trying to reform schools by reforming teacher education, along with the difficulty of filling some teaching positions with persons certified in traditional ways, have fueled a movement to create alternative routes to teacher certification in the vast majority of states. This monograph seeks to inform the ongoing policy debate over when and for what purposes alternative certification of teachers should be employed and to develop lessons that might lead to increasing the effectiveness of both alternative certification and traditional programs of teacher preparation. Following an introduction, the publication consists of six articles: (1) "The Theory and Practice of Alternative Certification: Implications for the Improvement of Teaching" (Willis D. Hawley); (2) "Alternative Certification in Connecticut: Reshaping the Profession" (Traci Bliss); (3) "Alternative Certification: State Policies in the SREB (Southern Regional Education Board) States" (Lynn M. Cornett); (4) "Los Angeles Unified School District Intern Program: Recruiting and Preparing Teachers for an Urban Context" (Trish Stoddart); (5) "Teaching and Knowledge: Policy Issues Posed by Alternate Certification for Teachers" (Linda Darling-Hammond); and (6) "The Place of Alternative Certification in the Education of Teachers" (Gary D. Fenstermacher). Selected references for each chapter are included. (LL)
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Conventional Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Opportunities, Nontraditional Education, Policy Formation, Program Improvement, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Interns, Teaching (Occupation), Theory Practice Relationship, Urban Education
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Connecticut; ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education; Los Angeles Unified School District CA; Southern Regional Education Board
Note: The content of this monograph originally appeared as a volume of "The Peabody Journal of Education" v67, n3, Spring 1990) under the same title.