ERIC Number: EJ860417
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
Alternatively Certified Teachers in Urban Small Schools: Where Policy Reform Meets the Road
Carter, Julie H.; Keiler, Leslie S.
Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, v41 n5 p437-460 Dec 2009
In this study we explore the experiences of new teachers in urban schools at the intersection of three major policy agendas--alternative certification, new teacher retention, and the small schools movement. We examine alternatively certified teachers' perceptions of the rewards and challenges of teaching in small schools, the support neophyte teachers seek and receive in these unique educational settings, and the reality of small school implementation in a modern urban environment. The findings have implications for policy-makers, urban school reformers, teacher educators and professional developers, administrators and teachers working to create and implement effective policy for twenty-first century urban schools.
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Small Schools, Teacher Persistence, Rewards, Urban Environment, Alternative Teacher Certification, Teacher Educators, Beginning Teachers, Educational Change, Public Officials, Administrators, Educational Policy, Faculty Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Policymakers
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