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ERIC Number: ED382609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 35
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Alternative Teacher Certification: An Avenue for Quality and Diversity in Public Education.
Rubino, Nancy; And Others
This paper examines alternative teacher certification, its history, research and implications, recommendations and rationale, and specific recommendations for Delaware public education policy. Chapter 1 reviews the history of alternative certification beginning in the early 1980s when regional shortages of math and science teachers drove the Southern Regional Education Board to examine how teachers were being prepared through the Bush Administration's education reform movement, various state programs, national education associations' support, and other trends. Chapter 2 reviews the research on alternative certification and notes that though the trend appears to be toward increasing numbers and types of alternative programs, the data on alternative certification is still insufficient or inconclusive. Chapter 3 offers general recommendations and rationale for establishing an alternative certification process and summarizes Association of Teacher Educators proposed minimum guidelines for such programs. Chapter 4 describes in detail a proposed Alternative Certification of Educators in Delaware (ACED) program, a state-wide program supervised by the Department of Public Instruction, and a cooperative endeavor among that department, each school district, institutions of higher education, and the state teachers' association. Chapter 5 looks at the implications of alternative certification for organizational and human resources development. Contains 28 references. (JB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Association of Teacher Educators; Delaware; Diversity (Faculty)