ERIC Number: ED437378
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Effectiveness of District Intern Programs of Alternative Teacher Certification in California: A Longitudinal Study.
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, Sacramento.
This report describes results from a longitudinal study of the effectiveness of District Intern Programs on California's alternative teacher certification. Data came from classroom observations, reviews of program documents, questionnaires, and interviews with district interns, mentors, principals, administrators, instructors, and union officials. The report presents background information on the program; a comparison of alternative certification programs nationwide and a review of literature on alternative certification; an outline of the procedures used in the study; an examination of the demographics of District Intern Programs; a discussion of the nature and scope of District Intern Programs; an analysis of the effectiveness, strengths, and weaknesses of local programs; conclusions based on data generated by the study; and recommendations based on the conclusions. The seven appendixes present the many routes to teacher certification in California; effectiveness of the Teacher Trainee Program (alternative teacher certification); standards of quality and effectiveness for District Intern Programs; governing board statement on the District Intern Certificate; current District Internship Programs; review of the District Intern Program in the Los Angeles Unified School District; and professional development plans for bilingual interns. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California