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ERIC Number: EJ906957
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1099-839X
Disposition and Early Childhood Education Preservice Teachers: Where to Start?
Thomas, Ursula Charmayne
Current Issues in Education, v13 n2 2010
This study explores teacher education programs and preservice teacher dispositions. The study examined the dispositions of two sections of a reading methods course populated by preservice teachers. A dispositions checklist was used to collect data in three phases and from two audiences. The findings of the study strongly suggest that preservice teachers struggle with surfacing and identifying their own dispositions; as well as their peers' dispositions. The study also shows that the perception of preservice teachers' dispositions differ greatly from the perception the instructor of the course. Implications from this study suggest further development of practices that surface disposition and strategic use of data to improve teacher dispositions; within teacher education programs. (Contains 3 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A