ERIC Number: ED314373
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
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Alternative Certification: Pathway to Success or Blind Alley to the Teacher Shortage.
Bell, David; Roach, Patricia B.
This paper presents the Arkansas alternative plan for teacher certification, provides a profile of the persons involved in the pilot, and compares this plan with the Association of Teacher Educators' recommendations for minimum standards for alternative certification programs. Upon completion of a 3-week intensive training session, the apprentice teacher becomes eligible for placement in qualifying school districts. Additional training is provided during the school year and through a second intensive summer training session. The plan utilizes trained master teacher mentors. Throughout the training program, apprentice teachers are evaluated according to the same regulations and procedures which govern the evaluation of fully certified teachers in the participating districts. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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