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ERIC Number: EJ1105602
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2156-1400
Current and Needed Research on Alternative Certification Programs
Ham, Edward
Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, v1 n1 p7-11 Spr-Sum 2010
With alternative certification programs gaining popularity in teacher education, the need to evaluate these programs has become much more necessary. Without strict guidelines to classify alternative certification programs, it is difficult to make generalizations about these programs because of different requirements for completion and certification. Furthermore, differing research analyses result in conflicting views, making alternative certification programs even more difficult to evaluate. This article examines the results of several research studies and focuses upon two key components of teacher education: coursework and fieldwork. Researchers have called for different types of studies to evaluate alternative certification programs more effectively. Several of these research questions have been included in this article.
Program in Mathematics and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. 525 West 120th Street Box 210-M, New York, NY 10027. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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