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ERIC Number: ED525754
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 256
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-9347-4201-3
Alternative Routes to Teaching: Mapping the New Landscape of Teacher Education
Grossman, Pam, Ed.; Loeb, Susanna, Ed.
Harvard Education Press
Over the past 20 years, alternative certification for teachers has emerged as a major avenue of teacher preparation. The proliferation of new pathways has spurred heated debate over how best to recruit, prepare, and support qualified teachers. "Alternative Routes to Teaching" provides a thorough and dispassionate review of the research evidence on alternative certification. It takes readers beyond the simple dichotomies that have characterized the debate over alternative certification, encourages them to look carefully at the trade-offs implicit in any route into teaching, and suggests ways to "marry" the proven strengths of both traditional and alternative approaches. This book begins with an introduction by Pam Grossman and Susanna Loeb. It contains two parts. Part I, History and Characteristics of alternative Certification Programs, contains: (1) The Development of Alternative Certification Policies and Programs in the United States (Kenneth Zeichner and Elizabeth A. Hutchinson); (2) Who Goes into Early-Entry Programs? (Karen Hammerness and Michelle Reininger); and (3) Getting Beyond the Label: What Characterizes Alternative Certification Programs? (Daniel C. Humphrey and Marjorie E. Wechsler). Part II, Outcomes of Alternative Certification Programs, contains: (4) Is Fast-Track Preparation Enough? It Depends (Susan Moore Johnson and Sarah E. Birkeland); (5) But Do They Stay? Addressing Issues of Teacher Retention through Alternative Certification (Jason A. Grissom); and (6) Assessing the Effectiveness of Teachers from Different Pathways: Issues and Results (Marsha Ing and Susanna Loeb). This book ends with a conclusion, "Taking Stock: Future Directions for Practice and Research" by Pam Grossman and Susanna Loeb. Notes and an index are included.
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Harvard University, Graduate School of Education