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A Comparison of Alternatively and Traditionally Prepared Teachers


Chassidy Bracey

Work Submitted
As Partial Completion of Course
EDCI 509-01

Professor: Dr. George Mitchell

Jackson State University
Jackson, Mississippi


This particular article compares traditionally certified to alternatively certified program graduates with others carrying out a carefully constructed alternatively certified program. There are some AC programs that give teachers who are lacking proper credentials a provisional status and allow them to teach while obtaining the college credits that are equivalent to standard requirements for teacher certification programs. Some states permit Arts and Sciences graduates to go through intensified
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c. Yes, I feel that the appropriate participants were selected because the researchers conducted their studies using a certain number of AC teachers and they used a certain number of TC teachers. They also included children from different grade levels. Yes I would have selected the same type of participants. I would have used a larger number of participants from different backgrounds so that I could achieve better results.
d. Which strategies listed in Table 1 on page 161 of this book were employed by the researchers? Are they described in sufficient detail? Explain?
Researcher as “Detective, Data triangulation, Methods triangulation, Participant feedback, and peer review. In my opinion, they were not described in sufficient detail because there were so many factors that were left out about the participants in each study.
3. Analysis and Results
c. Are the results discussed in terms of a theory or theories (either theories that emerged from this study or previously existing ones)? Explain.
No, in my opinion these results are not discussed in terms of a theory or theories. I believe that this particular article emerged because of the many concerns of researchers. They had many concerns about the quality of Alternatively Certified Teachers compared to traditionally certified teachers.

d. Were the direct quotations of the participants’ statements, if any, judiciously selected? Do they help you understand the results? Explain.

Yes the participants’