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ERIC Number: EJ1053315
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: EISSN-1947-9727
Mentoring Alternative Certification Teachers: Implementing an Online Collaborative Consultation Community
Dukes, Lyman, III; Jones, Brett D.
Journal of the National Association for Alternative Certification, v2 n2 p23-34 Fall 2007
Online discussion boards have the potential to provide significant support to beginning teachers; thus, we designed an online collaborative consultation community to provide mentor support to university students enrolled in an alternative certification program. The results suggest that although students in alternative certification programs will use an online forum in ways similar to those of traditionally trained teachers, students in alternative certification programs need more guidance in some specific content areas such as curriculum and instruction and classroom management. Comments regarding how the use of online discussions might improve participants' education are also provided.
National Association for Alternative Certification. PO Box 5750, Washington, DC 20016. Tel: 202-277-3600; Fax: 202-403-3545; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A