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Miller, Matthew; Carroll, David; Jancic, Mitchell; Markworth, Kimberly – New Educator, 2015
In this article, we discuss how an interdisciplinary faculty team at a midsized public university created supports for the Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA), a high-stakes performance assessment for preservice candidates being adopted by many states. We provide a general description of our work in contending with the challenge of developing a…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Student Teacher Evaluation, Student Teacher Attitudes, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Carroll, David – New Educator, 2012
Dispositions are the engine of performance in teaching, linking inner values and commitments with action in the context of practice. This article presents a theoretical conception in conjunction with an individual case study of the process by which dispositions develop and function in teaching. Focusing on teaching that is ambitious both in its…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beginning Teachers, Beliefs, Educational Practices
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Carroll, David – New Educator, 2005
Dispositions for teaching have become a key issue in teacher education reform. Relatively little attention, however, has been devoted to studying how dispositions for teaching develop. This article argues that acquiring appropriate professional dispositions for teaching is a socio-cultural process that benefits from both formal and informal…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Change