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Dispositions in Teacher Education


reviewed by Anita C. Levine - March 24, 2008

coverTitle: Dispositions in Teacher Education
Author(s): Mary E. Diez and James Raths
Publisher: Information Age Publishing, Charlotte
ISBN: 1593116314, Pages: 235, Year: 2007
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Warning: I must state my position upfront that the idea of evaluating dispositions in preservice teachers gives me the heebie jeebies. When the book arrived for me to review, just the title alone—Dispositions in Teacher Education—raised the hairs on the back of my neck. How balanced or biased would the editors be? Which sides of the philosophical divide when choosing chapter submissions? And so it was with great trepidation I opened the book and began reading. To my utmost delight, this book truly has something for everyone: “a variety of perspectives that will enrich the discourse about dispositions among teacher educators” (p. 4). Many of the chapters are well grounded philosophically and analytically, while others seem circular in reasoning. Some of the authors’ views leave me snarling in disagreement, while others have me cheerfully concurring. For a dispositions dissident like myself, that’s powerful. The richness of the contrasting perspectives from... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: March 24, 2008
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15160, Date Accessed: 8/10/2020 2:22:05 AM

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  • Anita Levine
    Kent State University
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    ANITA C. LEVINE is a doctoral candidate and adjunct professor in Curriculum and Instruction and Teacher Education at Kent State University, Ohio. Her current research focuses on leadership and teachers as change agents.
 
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