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ERIC Number: EJ866447
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
ISSN: ISSN-1354-0602
Conceptualizing Dispositions: Intellectual, Cultural, and Moral Domains of Teaching
Stooksberry, Lisa M.; Schussler, Deborah L.; Bercaw, Lynne A.
Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, v15 n6 p719-736 Dec 2009
In this conceptual paper, we provide a heuristic that organizes dispositions in a manner that is useful for prospective teachers and teacher educators. The heuristic is organized around three domains of dispositions--intellectual, cultural, and moral. We use a small sample of teacher candidate journal entries to ground the discussion of each disposition domain. Our goal is to explore how teacher candidates are inclined to think through issues of content and pedagogy, the cultural backgrounds of their students, and the values driving their moral reasoning. A significant part of this exploration includes examining teacher candidate assumptions. We offer recommendations for how teacher education programs can provide opportunities for prospective teachers to consider their dispositions and to identify how their dispositions influence teaching decisions. (Contains 1 figure and 1 note.)
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Language: English
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