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ERIC Number: EJ1160321
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Learning from Multiple Routes
Grossman, Pam; Loeb, Susanna
Educational Leadership, v67 n8 p22-27 May 2010
Alternative routes into teaching, particularly in urban school districts, are becoming increasingly prevalent. Four features capture the range of variation in these programs: the nature of the provider, specific labor market needs, the timing and focus of coursework and fieldwork, and the focus of recruitment and selection. The issue of student outcomes is crucial for urban districts, where the majority of teachers from alternative routes are placed. The evidence on how teachers from alternative routes perform in classrooms, however, is mixed. Mirroring the diversity of alternative routes, the retention of alternative route teachers also varies across programs. We can most likely learn more by shifting away from differences in pathways and looking instead for program features that make a difference in outcomes for teachers and students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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IES Cited: ED574746