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ERIC Number: EJ819902
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1547-688X
Developing Dispositions for Teaching: Teacher Education Programs as Moral Communities of Practice
Carroll, David
New Educator, v1 n2 p81-100 Apr 2005
Dispositions for teaching have become a key issue in teacher education reform. Relatively little attention, however, has been devoted to studying how dispositions for teaching develop. This article argues that acquiring appropriate professional dispositions for teaching is a socio-cultural process that benefits from both formal and informal modeling and assisted performance. It takes place in and among peers and more experienced colleagues/instructors in teacher education programs, which serve as moral communities of practice. The article presents a conceptual analysis of this challenge, identifies implications, dilemmas, and potential initiatives for teacher education programs, and proposes avenues for further research. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A