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ERIC Number: ED536873
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 47
Abstractor: ERIC
Career Changers in the Classroom: A National Portrait
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (NJ1)
Created in 2007, the Teaching Fellowship builds on Woodrow Wilson's sixty-five-year commitment to strengthen American education by bringing talented individuals into education careers. The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks both to recruit and prepare new teachers with outstanding records of achievement and to transform the college and university programs that prepare them. The Fellowship's ultimate goal is to help narrow the nation's achievement gap by preparing excellent teachers--the single most important factor in student achievement--to succeed in the schools that need them most. This study is the third and final installment of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation's exploration of the size, character, and potential of the pool of current and prospective career changers who teach, their aspirations and perspectives on teaching as a profession, and the myriad programs that have been created to prepare them to teach. (Contains 2 figures, 14 tables, and 21 footnotes.)
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. P.O. Box 5281, Princeton, NJ 08543. Tel: 609-452-7007; Fax: 609-452-0066; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: MetLife Foundation
Authoring Institution: Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A