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Hanson, Havala; Yoon, Sun Young – Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest, 2018
Many school districts in the United States are facing severe teacher shortages (Bordonaro, 2017; Palmer, 2017; Seattle Pacific University, 2017; Whaley, 2017). In several states--including Idaho--the difficulty of hiring qualified candidates has expanded beyond historical high-need content areas such as special education and mathematics to include…
Descriptors: School Districts, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Persistence
Fallona, Catherine; Johnson, Amy – Center for Education Policy, Applied Research, and Evaluation, 2017
As requested by the Maine Legislature's Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs, the Maine Education Policy Research Institute (MEPRI) has conducted a study with the purpose of examining current research and evidence-based policies related to teacher credentialing systems. The goal is to inform revisions to Maine's current…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Credentials, Teacher Certification, Educational Change
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Trujillo, Tina; Scott, Janelle; Rivera, Marialena – American Journal of Education, 2017
This article reports findings from a study that explores how Teach For America (TFA) alumni interpret the causes of and interventions for educational inequality, the leadership pathways for remedying inequality, and the career opportunities available to them as TFA affiliates. Analyzing data from 117 alumni interviews, we find that the majority of…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Teacher Recruitment, Alternative Teacher Certification, Beginning Teachers
Guha, Roneeta; Hyler, Maria E.; Darling-Hammond, Linda – Phi Delta Kappan, 2017
Teacher residency programs (modeled after the clinical residency model in medical training) show great promise in helping local school systems build a highly capable and diverse teaching workforce. Jointly run by districts and nearby universities, these programs recruit teaching candidates, pair them with carefully selected mentor teachers, and…
Descriptors: Residential Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Cooperating Teachers
Morrison, Judith; Lightner, Lindsay – Phi Delta Kappan, 2017
In response to local districts' needs for certified teachers with community roots who understand local schools and students, the authors developed an innovative alternative route for paraprofessionals based on a traditional bachelor's program. Their goals were to provide a rigorous, research-based program that allows paraprofessionals to get a…
Descriptors: Paraprofessional School Personnel, Alternative Teacher Certification, Bachelors Degrees, Program Development
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Chiang, Hanley S.; Clark, Melissa A.; McConnell, Sheena – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2017
Teach For America (TFA) is an important but controversial source of teachers for hard-to-staff subjects in high-poverty U.S. schools. We present findings from the first large-scale experimental study of secondary math teachers from TFA. We find that TFA teachers are more effective than other math teachers in the same schools, increasing student…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Schools, Teacher Effectiveness, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
Berry, Barnett; Shields, Patrick M. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2017
Two decades ago, at a time when much of the country faced looming teacher shortages, a number of states invested in comprehensive strategies for strengthening the teaching profession. For example, and drawing upon recommendations from the National Commission on Teaching & America's Future, both California and North Carolina built statewide…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Teacher Supply and Demand, Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Recruitment
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Swan Dagen, Allison; Morewood, Aimee; Smith, Megan L. – Educational Forum, 2017
The Teacher Leader Model Standards (TLMS) were created to stimulate discussion around the leadership responsibilities teachers assume in schools. This study used the TLMS to gauge the self-reported leadership responsibilities of National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs). The NBCTs reported engaging in all domains of the TLMS, most frequently with…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Models, Alternative Teacher Certification, National Standards
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Jordan, Robert; DiCicco, Mike; Sabella, Laura – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2017
To meet the demand for certified math and science teachers, alternative certification programs attempt to provide fast-track training and licensure of STEM-area educators (Goldhaber, Kreig, Theobald, & Brown, 2014). Teachers prepared in programs with a middle level specialization have been shown to participate in effective practices such as…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Adolescents, Alternative Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Programs
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Bialka, Christa S.; Andrus, Shannon – Journal of the National Association for Alternative Certification, 2017
The development of one's teaching identity is a dynamic and multi-layered process, which becomes more immediate when one enters the profession through an alternative route, such as Teach For America (TFA). This grounded theory study examines how participation in three interrelated institutions--the urban school, the university, and TFA--directly…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Professional Identity, Urban Teaching, Longitudinal Studies
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Evans, Brian R.; Ardito, Gerald; Kim, Soonhyang – Journal of the National Association for Alternative Certification, 2017
New teachers who entered the profession through alternative pathways often teach in high-need urban environments, which means there may be a significant number of English Language Learner (ELL) students in their classrooms. In order to best support these students, techniques can be employed to best facilitate learning for students who do not have…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Literacy
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Fisher-Ari, Teresa R.; Kavanagh, Kara M.; Martin, Anne – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2017
As the educational community continues to consider the impact of the proliferation of accountability-aimed reform on students, schools, and communities, the consequences of said reforms on teachers must be included. Results of this study indicate that even distant, broad educational policies manifest in specific and profound ways in teachers'…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Elementary School Teachers, Educational Change, Resistance to Change
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Ganimian, Alejandro J.; Alfonso, Mariana; Santiago, Ana – Comparative Education Review, 2017
School systems are trying to attract top college graduates into teaching, but we know little about what dissuades this group from entering the profession. We provided college graduates who applied to a selective alternative pathway into teaching in Argentina with information on what their working conditions and pay would be if they were admitted…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Dropouts
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Allen, Rebecca; Allnutt, Jay – British Educational Research Journal, 2017
We evaluate whether the placement of Teach First's inexperienced new teachers into secondary schools with recruitment difficulties in disadvantaged areas in England has raised or lowered pupil attainment at the age of 16. Our matched difference-in-difference panel estimation approach compares the experiences of 168 schools participating early on…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Beginning Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Disadvantaged Schools
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Aksoy, Erdem – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2017
The objective of this study is to comparatively analyze the university-based and alternative teacher certification systems in Turkey in terms of the attitudes of trainee teachers toward the teaching profession, explore the reasons of choosing teaching as a career as well as analyze attitudes by gender, department, and graduating faculty type in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Alternative Teacher Certification, Teaching (Occupation), Work Attitudes
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