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ERIC Number: ED489100
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep-8
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Fwd: Personality Test: The Dispositional Dispute in Teacher Preparation Today, and What to Do about It. Volume: 2, Number: 3. Arresting Insights in Education
Damon, William
Thomas B. Fordham Foundation & Institute
In an effort to upgrade and "professionalize" the ancient craft of teaching, educators have begun doing what all respected professions try to do sooner or later: define standards for assessing whether or not aspiring candidates are capable of performing the work well enough to be certified for practice. In 2000, the largest established agency that accredits teacher education programs (the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, or NCATE), announced a revised set of standards for evaluating candidates' performances. Central to the focus of these NCATE standards are the "knowledge, skills, and dispositions" of teaching candidates. These standards are briefly discussed in this document.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, Washington, DC.