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ERIC Number: EJ796278
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1536-3031
Timing Is Everything: Building State Policy on Teacher Credentialing in an Era of Multiple, Competing, and Rapid Education Reforms
Sandy, Mary Vixie
Issues in Teacher Education, v15 n1 p7-19 Spr 2006
Senate Bill (SB) 2042, authored by Senator Marion Bergeson, was passed to establish a new system for providing teacher preparation within the state of California. The credentialing reforms introduced in SB 2042 follow a tradition described by Irving Hendrik and stake their own claims regarding the locus of control over teacher quality, the role of teacher examinations, the balance point between pedagogical knowledge and academic content knowledge, the need for sustained preparation over time and mentored induction into teaching. This reform movement has the potential to bring to fruition ideas about learning to teach that have been evolving for some time in California's policy environment. This article reviews the major legislative changes and policy underpinnings that have driven the SB 2042 reforms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California