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ERIC Number: EJ774530
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
My Mother's Teaching Career--What It Can Tell Us about Teachers Who Are Not Fully Certified
Clement, Mary C.
Phi Delta Kappan, v87 n10 p772-776 Jun 2006
In this article, the author shares her mother's teaching career without any college education or teacher training and discusses what it conveys about teachers who are not fully certified. While the author favors more traditional paths to teaching, culminating in full certification, she admits that there are other viable options. Just as 60 years ago when her mother was hired, the author suggests that schools that are not able to attract and keep a staff of fully certified teachers may resort to hiring provisionally certified or uncertified personnel. However, before schools resort to the tactic of employing persons who are not fully certified, all efforts should be made to "cast a wider net" in order to hire the best new teachers. (Contains 7 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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