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ERIC Number: ED349820
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
The Assessment of Alternative Certification Practices. Panel Presentations.
Allegro, Annalisa
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)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey