International Portal of Teacher Education

Keyword: Alternative teacher certification
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13.09.2017
Teacher Education Programs
Accelerated Training for Applicants Seeking a Second-Career in Teaching
Two facts should be considered by those concerned with the teaching workforce in Israel. The first is that the profession does not attract "the best and the brightest" needed for education i...
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01.03.2017
Teacher Education Programs
Teacher Learning through Self-Regulation: An Exploratory Study of Alternatively Prepared Teachers’ Ability to Plan Differentiated Instruction in an Urban Elementary School
The purpose of this research is to understand alternative certification candidates’ development as planners and implementers of Differentiated Instruction. This article presents three cases ...
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02.01.2017
Beginning Teachers
Teacher Perspectives on their Alternative Fast-Track Induction
This study aimed to explore the professional challenges and concerns of 30 second career teachers (SCTs) participating in an alternative fast-track induction program during their first year ...
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20.12.2016
Teacher Educators
Teacher Educator Identity Development of the Nontraditional Teacher Educator
This auto-ethnography focuses on the process of developing a teacher educator identity for the new teacher educator whose career path did not begin in the Pre K-12 setting. By examining her ...
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20.12.2016
Theories & Approaches
Teacher Preparation for Profit or Prestige: Analysis of a Diverse Market for Teacher Preparation
The current research examines the relative effectiveness of universities and new program types using the diverse market in Texas. The authors examine program effectiveness through a framewor...
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29.11.2016
Beginning Teachers
Using a Cultural Lens to Explore Challenges and Issues in Culturally Diverse Schools for Teach First Beginning Teachers: Implications for Future Teacher Training
The main purpose of this research was to explore the cultural issues and challenges that Teach First (TF) trainees face in their first year of teaching, from the perspective of the teachers....
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14.06.2016
Beginning Teachers
The Development of Beginning Mathematics Teacher Pedagogical Content Knowledge
The purpose of this study is to examine the development of pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) for two purposefully selected beginning mathematics teachers. The PCK development of these two ...
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06.01.2015
Beginning Teachers
Beginning Teachers’ Experience of the Workplace Learning Environment in Alternative Teacher Certification Programs: A Mixed Methods Approach
This paper discusses to what extent students of teaching in early entry teacher education programs experience their work environment as a stimulating learning environment. The results indica...
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24.06.2014
Instruction in Teacher Training
The Effect of E-Coaching Attendance on Alternatively Certified Teachers’ Sense of Self-Efficacy
This article describes a study was conducted to examine the self-efficacy of first-year teachers trained in an alternative certification program. Teachers were provided access to professiona...
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17.12.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
Finding a Third Space in Teacher Education: Creating an Urban Teacher Residency
This article describes an urban teacher residency program. The program is the Newark Montclair Urban Teacher Residency, a collaborative endeavor between the Newark, New Jersey Public Schools...
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08.07.2013
Teacher Education Programs
Feelings of Preparedness Among Alternatively Certified Teachers: What is the Role of Program Features?
This study examines the extent to which program features relate to new teacher feelings of preparedness. The final sample of approximately 1,690 1st-year teachers included the teachers who h...
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06.02.2013
Theories & Approaches
Teacher Education in the United States of America, 2011
In this article, The authors identify half a dozen challenges that confront the schooling of children and youth and appeal for teacher educators to lead efforts to address each of these need...
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28.01.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
Classroom management in the United States: a view from New York City
The current article draws upon data from a larger study of teacher preparation in New York City which is engaged in examining the features of both alternative and traditional pathways into t...
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12.01.2012
Teacher Education Programs
A Comparison of Three Teacher Preparation Programs in Terms of Their Impact on Teacher Competencies
This study compared three teacher preparation programs at a Midwestern university. The purpose of the study was to examine how the teachers from the three programs perceived the impact of th...
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12.01.2012
Beginning Teachers
First-Year Teaching Experiences: Are They Different for Traditionally Versus Alternatively Certified Teachers?
The purpose of this study was to obtain information from a group of beginning teachers regarding how teachers who enter the field through alternative certification programs respond to the in...
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24.10.2011
Assessment & Evaluation
So NOT Amazing! Teach For America Corps Members’ Evaluation of the First Semester of Their Teacher Preparation Program
The purposes of this study were (1) to explore the aforementioned differences in quality ratings of courses and instructors and (2) to examine what items on the student evaluation instrument...
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18.06.2011
Professional Development
Transitioning to the Classroom: Reflections of Second-Career Teachers during the Induction Year
The purpose of this study was to examine the teaching beliefs that post-baccalaureate students brought into a graduate level teacher certification program. Furthermore, the study explored th...
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13.03.2011
ICT & Teaching
How Asynchronous Discussion Boards Mediate Learning Literacy Methods Courses to Enrich Alternative-Licensed Teachers' Learning Experiences
The purpose of this study is to explore the alternative-licensed teachers' (ALTs) perceptions of how an asynchronous discussion board mediated learning literacy methods courses. Forty-four A...
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04.01.2011
Teacher Education Programs
Comparison of Traditional Versus Alternative Preparation of Special Education Teachers
The purpose of this study was to investigate how alternative certification programs may affect special education teacher retention. The authors compared the University of Memphis's alternati...
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26.12.2010
Theories & Approaches
Theorising Practice in Initial Teacher Education
This case study examines the perceptions of a group of trainees on the employment-based graduate teacher programme (GTP) towards the close of their initial teacher education. Seven trainees ...
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19.09.2010
Theories & Approaches
Professionals or Technicians? Teacher Preparation Programs and Occupational Understandings
The goal of this research was to explore occupational understandings by preparation program. The author conducted interviews with 49 beginning teachers in one labor market, 26 alternatively...
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14.03.2010
Trends in Teacher Education
A Pluralistic Approach to the Revitalization of Teacher Education
This paper argues that the stifling of innovation in teacher education has threatened the vitality of the field. This paper encourages a pluralistic approach to teacher preparation that the ...
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28.10.2009
Multiculturalism & Diversity
The Influence of University Coursework on Pre-service Middle and High School Teachers’ Experiences with Multicultural Themes
The study examined the influence of university-based teacher education courses on pre-service middle and high school teachers’ experiences with multicultural themes in a secondary science al...
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06.04.2009
Trends in Teacher Education
An Inquiry Into the Development of Teacher Identities in STEM Career Changers
National shortages of math and science teachers have led to a variety of strategies and programs to attract second career professionals into teaching. This qualitative study investigates the...
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02.03.2009
Teacher Education Programs
Alternate Routes in Initial Teacher Education: A Critical Review of the Research and Policy Implications for Hong Kong
The authors use Hong Kong's policy on initial teacher training as a case study of the interplay between international trends and local policy. Traditionally initial teacher preparation in mo...
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15.12.2008
Trends in Teacher Education
Characteristics of Effective Alternative Teacher Certification Programs
Alternative certification plays a central role in the production of new teachers in many states, yet little is known about the characteristics of an effective program. This paper is based ...
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27.05.2008
Trends in Teacher Education
Exploring the Relationship between Certification Sources, Experience Levels, and Classroom Management Orientations of Classroom Teachers
This article explores classroom management – learning, social interaction and student behavior. It examines the relationship between the sources of teachers' certification, teachers' experi...
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23.03.2008
Beginning Teachers
A person Oriented Approach to Characterizing Beginning Teachers in Alternative Certification Programs.
The article describes a study designed to explore why individuals decide to enter the teaching profession through alternative certification programs. The study implemented an ecological appr...
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14.01.2008
Trends in Teacher Education
Alternative teacher education in the Netherlands 2000-2005. A standards-based synthesis
The article reviews a synthesis of evaluation studies of alternative teacher certification programs that were introduced in the Netherlands between 2000 and 2005. The evaluation studies exa...
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17.12.2007
Mentoring & Supervision
Nurturing Multicultural Competence in an Early Childhood Graduate Teacher Licensure Program
Cultural competency was studied in this article which examined two major questions: Can a 15-month graduate level intensive alternative licensing program and field experience provide preser...
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