Candidates' perception of training and self-efficacy in traditional and alternative teacher preparation programs.

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This research was encouraged by the tremendous demand for teachers. Two million new teachers will be needed in the United States over the next decade. The teacher shortage has school administration, school boards, education agencies, and institutions of higher education investigating how to train and retain more teachers. Alternative certification programs have been developed to address the teacher shortage. This study examined the effectiveness of traditionally and alternatively certified teachers in two separate programs with regard to their self-efficacy, perception of their training, and their ExCET scores. Traditional candidates (10) and alternative candidates (74) were examined using survey research. According to this data on self-efficacy, perception of training, and ExCET passing rates, there is no significant difference between those teachers who receive traditional training and those who are trained in alternative certification programs.

Creator(s): Thompson, Tierney M.
Creation Date: May 2003
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
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  • Creation: May 2003
  • Digitized: October 14, 2003
Description:

This research was encouraged by the tremendous demand for teachers. Two million new teachers will be needed in the United States over the next decade. The teacher shortage has school administration, school boards, education agencies, and institutions of higher education investigating how to train and retain more teachers. Alternative certification programs have been developed to address the teacher shortage. This study examined the effectiveness of traditionally and alternatively certified teachers in two separate programs with regard to their self-efficacy, perception of their training, and their ExCET scores. Traditional candidates (10) and alternative candidates (74) were examined using survey research. According to this data on self-efficacy, perception of training, and ExCET passing rates, there is no significant difference between those teachers who receive traditional training and those who are trained in alternative certification programs.

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Level: Doctoral
Discipline: Education
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Keyword(s): Traditional and alternative certification | self-efficacy
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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  • OCLC: 53223051 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc4173
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
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Access: Public
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Holder: Thompson, Tierney M.
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