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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
Aragon, Stephanie – Education Commission of the States, 2018
Districts across the country are facing severe shortages of teachers--especially in certain subjects (math, science, special education, career and technical education, and bilingual education) and in specific schools (urban, rural, high-poverty, high-minority, and low-achieving). The severity of the teacher shortage problem varies significantly by…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Supply and Demand, State Legislation
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McFarland, Joel; Hussar, Bill; Wang, Xiaolei; Zhang, Jijun; Wang, Ke; Rathbun, Amy; Barmer, Amy; Cataldi, Emily Forrest; Mann, Farrah Bullock – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
"The Condition of Education 2018" is a congressionally mandated annual report summarizing the latest data on education in the United States. This report is designed to help policymakers and the public monitor educational progress. This report contains indicators on the state of education in the United States, from prekindergarten through…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Kindergarten
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Adhikary, Rino Wiseman; Lingard, Bob; Hardy, Ian – Journal of Education Policy, 2018
In this paper, we examine how "Teach for Bangladesh" ("TfB") has utilised Facebook since 2012 in its effort to extend its policy influence and message to young Bangladeshi graduates and local population. We reveal this as an example of how Facebook has become a powerful new platform for "policy mediatisation." This is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Media, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Henning-Smith, Jeff – Journal of the National Association for Alternative Certification, 2018
The purpose of this article was to examine the use of a gradual release of responsibility (GRR) model (Pearson & Gallagher, 1983) embedded in a coteaching framework (Heck & Bacharach, 2016) during the student-teaching portion of an alternative teaching licensure program. The goal was to improve an already existing student-teacher field…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Program Improvement, Best Practices, Student Teaching
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Sayman, Donna; Chiu, Calli Lewis; Lusk, Mandy – Journal of the National Association for Alternative Certification, 2018
This qualitative research study used the Critical Incident Technique to determine specific areas in which novice alternatively certified special education teachers need support. Analyzing these critical incidents provides information for teacher preparation programs to bolster areas that can lead to stress, burnout, and attrition among special…
Descriptors: Critical Incidents Method, Alternative Teacher Certification, Special Education Teachers, Special Education
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Dye, Christopher K. – Journal of Music Teacher Education, 2018
The purpose of the study was to examine the features of Texas's Alternative Route to Certification (ARC) programs in music education, the demographics and prior experiences of program completers, and the employment of ARC completers in K-12 public schools. Data were collected from the State Board of Educator Certification about demographics and…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Profiles, Music Education, Demography
Stoneburner, John Dalton – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Teach For America is the largest supplier of novice educators in the United States as well as the largest postgraduate employment provider in the country. It is renowned for its unorthodox approach to teacher education, with the Summer Institute at the heart of its training model. The five-week, accelerated program is designed to prepare new…
Descriptors: Well Being, Anxiety, Stress Variables, Job Satisfaction
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McNew-Birren, Jill; Hildebrand, Tyra; Belknap, Gabrielle – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
Teach For America (TFA), a widespread and well-known route into the teaching profession, frequently partners with university-based education programs to prepare and certify its corps members. However, university-based teacher education programs frequently emphasize very different understandings of socially just education and priorities for…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, School Community Programs, Teacher Education Programs, Social Justice
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Ruggirello, Rachel; Flohr, Linda – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
This forum explores contradictions that arose within the partnership between Teach for America (TFA) and a university teacher education program. TFA is an alternate route teacher preparation program that places individuals into K-12 classrooms in low-income school districts after participating in an intense summer training program and provides…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Science Teachers, Social Justice, Science Education
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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