publication . Article . Other literature type . 2002

The Effectiveness of "Teach for America" and Other Under-certified Teachers

David C. Berliner; Ildiko Laczko-Kerr;
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  • Published: 06 Sep 2002 Journal: education policy analysis archives, volume 10, page 37 (eissn: 1068-2341, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Education Policy Analysis Archives
Abstract
The academic achievements of students taught by under-certified primary school teachers were compared to the academic achievements of students taught by regularly certified primary school teachers.  This sample of under-certified teachers included three types of under-qualified personnel: emergency, temporary and provisionally certified teachers.  One subset of these under-certified teachers was from the national program "Teach For America (TFA)."  Recent college graduates are placed by TFA where other under-qualified under-certified teachers are often called upon to work, namely, low-income urban and rural school districts. Certified teachers in this study were...
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATIONComputingMilieux_THECOMPUTINGPROFESSION
free text keywords: Education, L, Academic achievement, Alternative teacher certification, Primary education, Accreditation, Mathematics education, Grading (education), Certificate, Achievement test, Certification
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