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What Works Clearinghouse, 2016
"Teach For America" ("TFA") is a highly selective route to teacher certification that aims to place non-traditionally trained teachers in high-need public schools. The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) identified seven studies of teachers trained through "TFA" that both fall within the scope of the Teacher Training,…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Public Schools, Academic Achievement, Language Arts
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Clark, Melissa; McConnell, Sheena; Constantine, Jill; Chiang, Hanley – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2013
Schools serving low-income students struggle to attract effective teachers, particularly in science and math. In response to these staffing difficulties, states have tried to lower the barriers to becoming a teacher by establishing "alternative routes to certification." These routes enable teachers to begin teaching before completing all…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Disadvantaged Schools, Alternative Teacher Certification, Low Income Groups
Bireda, Saba; Chait, Robin – Center for American Progress, 2011
The lack of diversity in the teaching force is troubling for several reasons. Fewer minority teachers may indicate that few minorities are interested in pursuing a career in teaching. The low number of minority teachers also may indicate that there are fewer minority candidates with the skills and qualifications to enter the field. The inability…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness, Minority Group Teachers, Teacher Shortage
Steele, Jennifer L.; Murnane, Richard J.; Willett, John B. – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE (NJ1), 2010
During a two-year period from 2000-2002, California awarded a $20,000 Governor's Teaching Fellowship (GTF) to 1,169 people enrolled in traditional, post-baccalaureate teacher licensure programs who agreed to teach in low-performing public schools for four years after earning their licenses. The GTF was a policy response to longstanding evidence…
Descriptors: Incentives, Fellowships, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Recruitment
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (NJ1), 2008
In 2007, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation launched a new teaching fellowship designed to recruit and prepare a new generation of top teacher talent for the nation's schools. Aimed at both traditional-age "and" midcareer candidates, the initiative offers $30,000 Fellowships to individuals with strong records of academic…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Employment Patterns, Teacher Recruitment, Talent
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Buck, Gayle A.; Plano Clark, Vicki L.; Leslie-Pelecky, Diandra; Lu, Yun; Cerda-Lizarraga, Particia – Science Education, 2008
Women remain underrepresented in science professions. Studies have shown that students are more likely to select careers when they can identify a role model in that career path. Further research has shown that the success of this strategy is enhanced by the use of gender-matched role models. While prior work provides insights into the value of…
Descriptors: Careers, Feminism, Role Models, Women Scientists