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ERIC Number: ED535020
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 122
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1249-7403-3
An Examination of Faculty Perceptions Regarding Teacher Dispositions in Texas Colleges and Universities
Whitley, Claudia
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Lamar University - Beaumont
This study was designed to investigate how college and university teacher educators identified and assessed the strategies used to enhance the dispositions of teacher candidates. In addition the study examined differences between NCATE accredited and non-NCATE accredited colleges and universities as well as differences between public and private universities and schools with different sizes of teacher preparation programs. Survey methodology was used to gather data from 26 respondents from colleges and universities in a southwest state. The data suggested there were differences in the methods used to enhance teacher candidates' dispositions between NCATE and non-NCATE accredited colleges and universities. Findings from the study suggested that schools lacked a clear definition of teacher dispositions, used a wide variety of informal assessment methods and strategies employed to enhance teacher dispositions. Colleges and universities did not perceive their methods of assessment to be effective. This study provides insight into best practices currently being implemented in teacher education programs and identifies areas of concern which need further research. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas