ERIC Number: EJ1174535
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Abstractor: As Provided
The Power of the Network: Teach for America's Impact on the Deregulation of Teacher Education
Kretchmar, Kerry; Sondel, Beth; Ferrare, Joseph J.
Educational Policy, v32 n3 p423-453 May 2018
In this article, we illustrate the relationships between Teach For America (TFA) and the deregulation of university-based teacher education programs. We use policy network analysis to create a visual representation of TFA's connections to individuals, organizations, and private corporations who are working to shift the way teachers are prepared. In doing this, we identify human capital dependents, jurisdictional challengers, and legislative supporters who are working independently and collectively to shift our national focus from teacher education to teacher training for those teachers serving students in marginalized communities.
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Education, Higher Education, Program Evaluation, National Organizations, Corporations, Human Capital, Educational Legislation, Disadvantaged, Equal Education, Educational Policy, Accountability, Educational Finance, Charter Schools, Social Networks, Network Analysis, Alternative Teacher Certification, Disadvantaged Schools
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