Share Paper: A Call for Essential Certification and Apprenticeship

  1. James Hatten, University of Minnesota, United States
Friday, March 11 10:45 AM-11:15 AM Kingsley

Abstract: This paper calls for the establishment of strong initial socialization structures in the rapidly expanding area of K-12 online teaching. Using Lortie’s (1975) sociological history of teaching as a framework, this paper examines current weaknesses in teacher preparation, student teaching apprenticeships, and the lack of certification or licensing of online K-12 teachers from several angles. Complexities of online teaching are illuminated by examining integration. An illustration of the onrush of online K-12 public school offerings is driven by a meta-analysis of online learning studies done by the U.S. Department of Education (2009). The paper posits that given the purveyance of ...