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Abstract

A growing research literature on non-traditional pathways suggests the complexity of the task ahead. Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification is our report from the front lines. We wanted to offer new teachers the opportunity to tell their own stories in their own words.

Author Biography

Jonathan Silin is a Fellow at the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Sex, Death, and the Education of Children: Our Passion for Ignorance in the Age of AIDS and My Father’s Keeper: The Story of a Gay Son and His Aging Parents. He is coauthor of Putting the Children First: The Changing Face of Newark's Public Schools and co-producer of Children Talk About AIDS. His writings have appeared in many publications, including Educational Theory, Harvard Educational Review, Chronicle of Higher Education, Education Week and The New York Times. In 2014 his work was the subject of a special issue of Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood and was the recipient of the Block Distinguished Career Award, Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Conference. In 2016 he was a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, Bank Street College Alumni Association.

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