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ERIC Number: EJ1053401
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1947-9727
Comparison of Alternative and Traditional Teacher Preparation Programs for First Year Special Education Teachers in Northwest Ohio
Alhamisi, Judy Carol
Journal of the National Association for Alternative Certification, v6 n1 p13-25 Spr 2011
This study compares knowledge as measured by grade point averages and Praxis II scores between first-year special education teachers who completed one university's alternative teacher preparation program (ATTP) and those who completed the university's traditional teacher preparation program (TTPP). A total of 33 teachers, 15 from the ATTP and 18 from the TTPP participated in the study. Findings indicate that teachers from both programs had similar outcomes on the Praxis II licensure exam and final grade point averages. Although the sample was small, findings of this study indicate that both programs adequately prepared teachers to work with special education populations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Praxis Series
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A