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ERIC Number: EJ1009054
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1245
Sink or Swim? Throw Us a Life Jacket! Novice Alternatively Certified Bilingual and Special Education Teachers Deserve Options
Casey, Pat; Dunlap, Karen; Brister, Heather; Davidson, Michele; Starrett, Teresa Martin
Education and Urban Society, v45 n3 p287-306 May 2013
Special education and bilingual teachers are in high demand. Many teachers in these specialization areas enter the profession via alternative certification programs, expedited routes to teacher certification. There is little research focusing on the specific support needs of novice special education and bilingual teachers from these widely varying preparation programs. Therefore, this study looks at the perceptions of novice teachers in special and bilingual education with alternative/nontraditional preservice preparation. The study used an online survey approach with Likert-type scaled items and open-ended questions. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A