Monday, December 12, 2005

Disposing of dispositions 

KC Johnson reports on Cliopatria on the use of dispositions theory in ed schools accredited by NCATE:
Second, reporter Robin Wilson revealed that last month, NCATE "sent a bulletin to the 614 programs it accredits, saying that education schools should not evaluate students' attitudes, but rather assess their dispositions based on 'observable behavior in the classroom.' It also said it does 'not expect or require institutions to attend to any particular political or social ideologies.'"

The question now: will NCATE enforce this new guideline?

Don't hold your breath.