ERIC Number: EJ1068290
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Assessing Dispositions in Teacher Preparation Programs: Are Candidates and Faculty Seeing the Same Thing?
Conderman, Greg; Walker, David A.
Teacher Educator, v50 n3 p215-231 2015
Professional dispositions are an important component in teacher education programs. Therefore, it is important that teacher education candidates and teacher educators agree on what dispositions mean, understand how dispositions will be assessed, and agree on how they are portrayed. This study compared dispositional self-assessments from 248 undergraduate elementary education and special education candidates with their instructors over five semesters. Overall, results indicated that candidates and instructors shared similar perceptions. Specifically, candidates and instructors agreed that candidates were frequently tardy to class and submitted written work that did not meet program standards. However, candidates acknowledged displaying off-task behaviors during class that were not noted by faculty. Implications for teacher educators based on the data are included.
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers, College Faculty, Teacher Educators, Elementary Education, Special Education, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Attendance Patterns, Standards, Comparative Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
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