ERIC Number: EJ833538
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
From Student to Teacher: Circumventing the Alternative Certification Process
Brown, Casey Graham; Jones, Timothy B.
Teacher Education and Practice, v20 n1 p81-92 Win 2007
Alternative certification programs were designed to recruit individuals with work experiences into the teaching profession. This article synthesizes two studies of teachers and teacher candidates who circumvented the alternative certification process. The teachers who participated in the quantitative portion of the study were neither mature in their developmental processes nor disposed to critical thinking. Although the teachers entered the career of teaching at a strange place (void of pedagogical training and field experiences), the participants in the qualitative study viewed themselves as successful teachers, and as evidenced by their rehire status, they were viewed as successful teachers by their supervisors.
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Alternative Teacher Certification, Teacher Attitudes, Beginning Teachers, Teaching Experience, Critical Thinking, Performance Factors, Research Projects, Phenomenology, Statistical Surveys, Qualitative Research, Beginning Teacher Induction, Educational Practices
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Education Level: Adult Education
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