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Dispositions: An Attempt to Define Teacher

by Anita C. Levine - March 02, 2007

Just what is a disposition? Is it an attitude, an attribute, or something inherent and unchanging within the individual? This essay explores competing perspectives on definitional claims regarding dispositions in light of teacher education NCATE accreditation, questions the positivistic stance that the usage of ‘dispositions’ represents, and suggests the need for deepened discussion among departmental faculty members regarding their vision of what disposition means.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: March 02, 2007
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 13708, Date Accessed: 8/4/2020 4:24:15 PM

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  • Anita Levine
    Kent State University
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    ANITA C. LEVINE is a doctoral student in Curriculum and Instruction at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. Her research interests include education foundations, comparative international education, teacher education and curriculum theory.
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