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ERIC Number: EJ764254
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 67
ISSN: ISSN-0261-9768
Alternative Teacher Education in the Netherlands 2000-2005. A Standards-Based Synthesis
Brouwer, Niels
European Journal of Teacher Education, v30 n1 p21-40 Feb 2007
Findings are synthesized from six evaluation studies of alternative teacher certification programs introduced in the Netherlands between 2000 and 2005. The available evidence raises concerns about the feasibility of accelerated workplace learning for aspiring teachers. Intake assessments amounted mostly to selection procedures, while less attention was paid to advising candidates. In candidates' workplace learning, work often overrode learning. They received little mentoring and were offered few opportunities to qualify themselves in all basic aspects of teaching. Conclusions and recommendations regarding the development of alternative teacher education are formulated on the basis of five quality standards for teacher education. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands