Effectiveness of Alternative Teacher Preparation on Student Academic Achievement 公开

Jones, Alexis Haley (2015)

Permanent URL: https://etd.library.emory.edu/concern/etds/2227mp777?locale=zh
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This research study provides insight into two alternative teacher preparation programs located in Memphis, Tennessee. It uses a review of current literature, examines both program websites and a yearbook and the Tennessee Higher Education Commissions 2014 Report Card for each program, and interviews with first year teachers to understand the effectiveness of alternative teacher preparation programs on student academic achievement. The findings show that the Memphis Teacher Residency and Teach for America Memphis have aspects that prepare effective teachers, as student test scores indicate. The findings suggest that education reformers could benefit from additional program research in order to pinpoint which program aspects result in teacher effectiveness in order that they might be replicated.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1 1
THE RESEARCH PROBLEM 1
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM 3
BACKGROUND 4
RESEARCH QUESTIONS: 6
RESEARCH GOALS: 6
EDUCATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE: 6
CHAPTER 2 8
REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE 8
INTRODUCTION 8
ALTERNATIVE TEACHER PREPARATION: DEFINITION AND IMPLEMENTATION 8
ALTERNATIVE TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAMS: SUPPLY, DEMAND, AND PURPOSE 11
ALTERNATIVE TEACHER PREPARATION: STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT 13
SUMMARY 15
CHAPTER 3 16
METHODOLOGY 16
RESTATEMENT OF PURPOSE 16
RESEARCH DESIGN 17
RESEARCH SETTING 17
SAMPLE QUESTIONS TO GUIDE THE DIALOGUE 18
PROFILE OF PARTICIPANTS 19
DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS 19
PROFILE OF THE RESEARCHER 21
PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS 23
CHAPTER 4 24
FINDINGS 24
INTRODUCTION 24
RESEARCH QUESTION 1: 24
RESEARCH QUESTION 2: 33
RESEARCH QUESTION 3: 36
CHAPTER 5 45
DISCUSSION, RECOMMENDATIONS, AND CONCLUSION 45
INTRODUCTION 45
DISCUSSION 45
RECOMMENDATIONS 55
CONCLUSION 56
REFERENCES 57
APPENDIX A: INTERNAL REVIEW BOARD DETERMINATION 59
APPENDIX B: LETTER OF INITIAL CONTACT 61
APPENDIX D: SAMPLE QUESTION GUIDE 65
APPENDIX E: SAMPLE INTERVIEW RESPONSES 66
APPENDIX F: PROFILE OF PROGRAM COMPLETERS 67

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