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ERIC Number: ED533005
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar-1
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Educational Opportunity and Alternative Certification: New Evidence and New Questions. Policy Brief Number 1
Darling-Hammond, Linda
Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education
Recent findings from a Mathematica study comparing the performance of teachers prepared via alternative and traditional routes have been interpreted to suggest that policymakers and practitioners should expand the use of fast-entry alternative routes and seek teachers trained through such programs, as they presumably perform as well in the classroom as any other teacher trained through traditional schools of education anywhere in the country. A SCOPE policy brief reviews the study and shares research from a number of other studies that point to the types of teacher preparation that produce positive outcomes for student learning. (Contains 16 endnotes and 4 resources.)
Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education. Barnum Center 505 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305. Tel: 650-725-8600; Fax: 650-736-1682; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE)