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ERIC Number: ED515306
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 240
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-934742-79-2
Teaching as a Moral Practice: Defining, Developing, and Assessing Professional Dispositions in Teacher Education
Murrell, Peter C., Jr., Ed.; Diez, Mary E., Ed.; Feiman-Nemser, Sharon, Ed.; Schussler, Deborah L., Ed.
Harvard Education Press
Sometimes understood as habits of mind, "dispositions" represents a new concept in teacher education. Conversations about professional dispositions in teaching often touch on issues such as attitudes, values, moral commitment, and social justice. Based on the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education's Task Force on Teaching as a Moral Community, this book addresses the philosophical grounding for the concept of teacher dispositions and examines thoughtful examples of emerging practice. Following a preface and introduction (Mary E. Diez and Peter C. Murrell, Jr.), this book contains nine chapters: (1) Dispositions in Teacher Education--Starting Points for Consideration (Mary E. Diez and Peter C. Murrell, Jr.); (2) A Journey Toward Humanization in Education (Maria del Carmen Salazar, Karen L. Lowenstein, and Andra Brill); (3) Disconnection as a Path to Discovery (Lisa E. Johnson, Rebecca Evers, and Jonatha W. Vare); (4) Moving from Reaction to Reflection (Chester Laine, Anne M. Bauer, Holly Johnson, Stephen D. Kroeger, Karen S. Troup, and Helen Meyer); (5) Learning from Getting It Wrong (Catherine Fallona and Julie Canniff); (6) Putting Dispositions in the Driver's Seat (Robert E. Hollon, Michael W. Kolis, Susan R. McIntyre, J. Todd Stephens, and Rosemary L. Battalio); (7) Finding a Tipping Point (John Fischetti, Scott Imig, Abdou Ndoye, and Robert Smith); (8) Making the Path by Walking (Eleni Katsarou); and (9) Defining, Developing, and Assessing Dispositions: A Cross-Case Analysis (Sharon Feiman-Nemser and Deborah L. Schussler).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Harvard University, Graduate School of Education