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ERIC Number: EJ810841
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0887-8730
Dispositional Statements on Student Teacher Evaluation Instruments: Commonalities across Institutions
Young, Alice; Wilkins, Elizabeth
Teacher Educator, v43 n3 p198-215 Jul 2008
The purpose of this study was to investigate summative student teacher evaluation instruments to determine the most common dispositions evaluated by teacher preparatory programs. Thirty-two (32) final student teaching instruments were purposely selected from across the United States and examined. Thirteen disposition categories emerged from the data: (a) Acceptance of Criticism, (b) Critical Thinking, (c) Enthusiasm, (d) Ethics, (e) Leadership, (f) Personality, (g) Professional Growth, (h) Reflectivity, (i) Relationships, (j) Respect for Learner, (k) Self-confidence, (l) Service to Student, School and Community, and (m) Work Habits. Although there was no consensus as to specific behaviors or characteristics that were evaluated, three themed areas were found that were common across evaluation instruments: Professional Behaviors, Professional Ways of Thinking, and Personality Characteristics. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States