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ERIC Number: EJ948673
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1068-1752
Using Dispositions in the Teacher Admission Process
Wasicsko, M. Mark; Wirtz, Paul; Resor, Cynthia
SRATE Journal, v18 n2 p19-26 Sum 2009
This article focuses on using dispositions as a gate in the admission process. It describes the rationale, pragmatic considerations, and preliminary findings for using dispositions in the admission process for prospective teachers. Three questions are explored. Should dispositions be used as an admission criterion? Is it reasonable to expect major dispositional change in the time-span associated with program completion? Is the use of dispositions for admission decisions defensible? Findings indicate that the use of dispositions screening improves the quality of the student, and a small number of students are resistant to deselecting themselves from pursuing teaching credentials.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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