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Ruiz de Castilla, Verónica – Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest, 2018
Aware of the challenges set before the Houston Independent school District by rapid growth in the numbers of English learner students, and a critical shortage of teachers with bilingual certification for more than a decade, members of Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest's English Learners Research Alliance sought information that districts…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Academic Achievement, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency
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Thomas, Matthew A. M.; Mockler, Nicole – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
Research on the development of professional identity for teachers who enter the profession through alternative routes is still in its infancy. In contrast to their peers who complete traditional initial teacher education programs, these teachers are exposed to different conditions and constraints that produce a range of sub-identities previously…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Professional Identity, Teacher Attitudes, Identification (Psychology)
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Lincove, Jane Arnold; Barrett, Nathan; Strunk, Katharine O. – Educational Researcher, 2018
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Orleans Parish school district fired over 4,000 public school teachers as the city underwent a transition to a market-based system of charter schools. Using administrative data, we examine whether and how these teachers returned to public school employment and teaching. We estimate that school reform and…
Descriptors: Teacher Dismissal, Natural Disasters, School Districts, Public School Teachers
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Kretchmar, Kerry; Sondel, Beth; Ferrare, Joseph J. – Educational Policy, 2018
In this article, we illustrate the relationships between Teach For America (TFA) and the deregulation of university-based teacher education programs. We use policy network analysis to create a visual representation of TFA's connections to individuals, organizations, and private corporations who are working to shift the way teachers are prepared.…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Education, Higher Education, Program Evaluation
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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
Thompson, Kimberly Dawn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this multiple case study was to understand the impact of a traditional mentorship program on 13 alternatively certified teachers in a suburban school district in the southeastern part of the state of Virginia. This research utilized a qualitative multiple case study design. Guiding this qualitative study were Knowles' adult and…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Mentors, Suburban Schools, Case Studies
Kaplan, Marnie – Bellwether Education Partners, 2018
Over the past decade, educators and policymakers have sought to increase the number of students pursuing and completing postsecondary credentials. Community colleges play an important role in efforts to increase the percentage of Americans with postsecondary education. Community colleges play an important role in educating the early childhood…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Community Colleges, Early Childhood Education, College Role
LiBetti, Ashley; Trinidad, Justin – Bellwether Education Partners, 2018
In a teacher residency, candidates receive almost all of their training in their future job site: They spend at least a year in a pre-k through 12 classroom under the guidance of a highly effective mentor teacher. This on-the-job experience is complemented by coursework that is tightly linked to and builds upon their experiences in the classroom.…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, On the Job Training, Mentors, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Koleva, Neli; Stoyanova-Warner, Maya – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2018
'A New Way for New Talents in Teaching' (NEWTT), an Erasmus+, Key Action 3: Policy Experimentation project, explores alternative pathways into the teaching profession for highly motivated graduates and professionals. The project is inspired by prior research that compares traditional teacher education programs to alternative pathways to the…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Selection, Talent, Educational Policy
Suckow, Marjorie A.; Lau, Phi Phi – California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, 2018
Determining teacher supply in California is essential for policymakers as they analyze how current statutes and policies impact teacher recruitment, teaching incentives and teacher preparation. This report provides data collected by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (Commission) and addresses several questions regarding the supply of…
Descriptors: Teacher Supply and Demand, Teacher Certification, Public Schools, Credentials
Turner, Herbert; Ncube, Mackson; Turner, Annette; Boruch, Robert; Ibekwe, Nneka – Campbell Collaboration, 2018
Research shows that there is a shortage of effective teachers in many rural and urban K-12 public schools serving the highest proportions of high-poverty students across the United States. In the past 10 years, alternative route teacher preparation programs aiming to address this shortage proliferated across the United States. These programs seek…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Shortage, Program Effectiveness
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Cabral, Ana; Lambirth, Andrew – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
In the UK, the provision of accelerated undergraduate programmes is responding to the needs of an increasingly diverse and career-focused student body and a flexible, ever-changing labour market. These fast track degrees are particularly new in education where recent developments in school autonomy and teacher training have had consequences on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Acceleration (Education), Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Bruno, Lauren P.; Scott, LaRon A.; Willis, Cassandra – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to survey the perception of alternate route and traditional route special education teachers, particularly as it relates to their training received in their teacher preparation programs to meet standards intended to prepare effective special education teachers. The study examined the perceptions of 465 pre-and…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Alternative Teacher Certification, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Surveys
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Bowling, Amanda M.; Ball, Anna L. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Teacher education is facing a number of challenges such as policy changes, funding issues, and teacher recruitment and retention. These challenges, whether on the national, state, district or school level, contribute to continued teacher shortages. Many school districts are faced with the conundrum of hiring under qualified individuals, leaving…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Agricultural Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Recruitment
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Clement, Davis – Berkeley Review of Education, 2018
Teach For America (TFA) corps members in reflecting on their experiences, have described their motivations to join the program as idealistic, ambitious, and "profound drives to effect educational change" (Crawford-Garrett, 2012, p. 27) that eventually had to be reconciled with unexpected, harsh realities--both in their placement schools…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Low Income Groups, At Risk Students, Social Attitudes
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