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Albers, Peggy – English Education, 2002
Investigates the Praxis II, the standardized teacher examination required for teacher certification in Georgia. Considers why African American teacher candidates were less successful than their white colleagues in passing this exit exam for teacher licensure. Concludes that assessment must account for the cultural realities that teacher candidates…
Descriptors: Black Teachers, Cultural Differences, English Instruction, Higher Education
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Bowen, Betsy A. – English Education, 2002
Discusses the Praxis II exam, "English Language, Literature, and Composition: Content Knowledge," a two-hour multiple-choice exam with questions on American, British, and world literature, literary terms, grammar and usage, and teaching. Suggests that knowledge of subject matter seems to be related to successful teaching, but whether…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, English Instruction, Higher Education, Literature
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Zigo, Diane; Moore, Michael T. – English Education, 2002
Notes that policy makers would like to "guarantee" that candidates from teacher education programs are content and pedagogy certified. Discusses how accountability assessment plays out in teacher education programs. Focuses on the tests required in Georgia, the Praxis Series of Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers, developed…
Descriptors: Accountability, Higher Education, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education