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Mentoring alternative certification teachers : Implementing an online collaborative consultation community.

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Lyman Dukes

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January 2007

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September 2011


Online discussion boards have the potential to provide significant support to beginning teachers; thus, we designed an online collaborative consultation community to provide mentor support to university students enrolled in an alternative certification program. The results suggest that although students in alternative certification programs will use an online forum in ways similar to those of traditionally trained teachers, students in alternative certification programs need more guidance in some specific content areas such as curriculum and instruction and classroom management. Comments regarding how the use of online discussions might improve participants' education are also provided.


Abstract only. Full-text article is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Journal of the National Association for Alternative Certification, 2(2), 23-34.


National Association for Alternative Certification

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