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ERIC Number: EJ1134552
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2159-1474
Does Substitute Teaching before Graduation Improve First Year Teacher Quality?
Sharer, Timothy
Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, v3 n1 p46-57 2009
Several problems exert force on teachers just entering the profession including mandated testing, public reporting, and the loss of the flexible contexts teacher preparation institutions had for developing undergraduate teacher candidates. Teacher training institutions are scrambling to implement more effective ways to prepare teachers without losing richness and thoroughness. The problems of entry level teacher quality and the opportunity to gain experience through substitute teaching are related. Enhancing the development of pre-service teacher quality is directly influenced by "real" teaching experience. The Northeast Nebraska Teacher Academy is a palpable response undertaken by a Midwestern public college to provide these types of experiences for teacher candidates and how those experiences influenced the preparation of graduates for professional success.
Buffalo State College School of Education. 1300 Elmwood Avenue Bacon Hall 306, Buffalo, NY 14214. Tel: 716-878-4214; Fax: 716-878-5301; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska
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