European Journal of Teacher Education volume 30, issue 1, P21-40 2007 DOI: 10.1080/02619760601119934 View full text
Niels Brouwer

Abstract: Findings are synthesized from six evaluation studies of alternative teacher certification programs introduced in the Netherlands between 2000 and 2005. The available evidence raises concerns about the feasibility of accelerated workplace learning for aspiring teachers. Intake assessments amounted mostly to selection procedures, while less attention was paid to advising candidates. In candidates' workplace learning, work often overrode learning. They received little mentoring and were offered few opportunities…

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