Publication date:12 September 2013
Length of book:174 pages
The editors and authors of Professional Teacher Dispositions: Additions to the Mainstreamcontribute to the long tradition in education of the discussions of teacher dispositions. It is intended for novice and experienced teachers, for those who educate future teachers, and for those who hire teachers. This book includes theoretical aspects of dispositions in education and case vignettes for discussion and reflection. Professional Teacher Dispositions provides a resource for school administrators in the professional selection of teachers, teacher educators in the selection of candidates for teacher education programs, and as a basis for developing professional development or pre-service activities in education. The authors address issues of character and passion that have a profound impact on the decision to be a teacher, the reasons for teaching and effect the day-to-day functioning of teachers in our school classrooms. Chapters address social justice and equity issues, reflection, caring, love, teaching as a calling.
A timely book! One that not only discusses dispositions but directs the professional educator to reflect and develop sustainable attitudes for student and instructional success. I especially enjoyed the sections on dispositions as mediators and the in-depth description of reflective practices.