ERIC Number: EJ917408
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
Dispositions and Preservice Teachers of the Millennial Generation
Austin, Kenneth R.
Teacher Education and Practice, v22 n2 p205-216 Spr 2009
In this article, I argue that teacher preparation programs must address the dispositions that lead to successful patterns of professional conduct and attitudes. I situate the thesis within the discussion on dispositions and the focus on preparing teachers of the millennial generation. I further examine the dispositions that the millennial students in a teacher preparation program possess, offering insight regarding how the generation was educated and how it views education. Data were collected from disposition assessment surveys, observations, notes from classroom discussions, and processing charts written within group activities in introductory education classes. Reported here are the dispositional themes and indicators of preservice teachers' dispositional deficiencies.
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Group Activities, Preservice Teacher Education, Generational Differences, Student Surveys, Observation, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Attitude Measures, Student Attitudes, Educational Policy, Student Characteristics, Teacher Characteristics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Texas