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ERIC Number: EJ857657
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
Training the next Teachers for America: A Proposal for Reconceptualizing TFA
Hopkins, Megan
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v74 n6 p4-10 Feb 2009
In this article, the author offers suggestions for reconceptualizing the Teach for America (TFA) program. She recommends that TFA develop a residency training model with the following features: (1) Extend the program's current two-year commitment to three years; (2) Require first-year corps members to complete a residency year in an experienced teacher's classroom within their placement district and at (or near) their placement grade level; (3) Cluster TFA "residents" at high-performing urban schools; (4) Offer courses through a university partner for first-year corps members to obtain certification and a master's degree; and (5) Provide incentives to teach longer than three years.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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