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ERIC Number: EJ782451
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0013-189X
A Person-Oriented Approach to Characterizing Beginning Teachers in Alternative Certification Programs
Chin, Elaine; Young, John W.
Educational Researcher, v36 n2 p74-83 2007
In this article, the authors argue for the use of ecological models of development in studies of teachers prepared through alternative certification (AC) programs. Previous studies of candidates in AC programs have focused on variables that describe their demographic characteristics. An ecological approach focuses on persons and situates their desires and attitudes toward teaching as shaped by their particular life circumstances and personal histories. This approach was applied to a large-scale study of individuals enrolled in California's teacher internship program. The results are the development of six typological profiles that capture some of the complexities behind why individuals choose to enter teaching through AC routes. (Contains 3 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California