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ERIC Number: ED499043
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Eastern Teacher Dispositions Index
Singh, Delar K.; Stoloff, David L.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the National Fifth Annual Symposium on Educator Dispositions (Erlanger, KY, Nov, 2007)
The National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) require the teacher preparation programs to assess the dispositions of their teacher candidates. The dispositions are indeed difficult to define and measure. This paper aims to define teacher dispositions and present a tool for measuring them. Our tool, Eastern Teacher Dispositions Index (ESTDI) has 54 items and 5 scales. These scales are: (1) Perceptions about self (2) perceptions about others (3) Perceptions about the purpose of education and process of education (4) Perceptions about subject field, and (5) General frame of reference perceptions. We used the ESTDI in our study of measurement of teacher dispositions. It yielded valuable data. The ESTDI appears to be valid and reliable. However, we do not have reliability and validity data to report at this time. We believe that teacher educators would find the ESTDI to be practical and easy to administer. (Contains 1 figure.)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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