Dispositions in Teacher Education

A Global Perspective

  • Anita G. Welch
  • Shaljan Areepattamannil

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Dispositional Development

  3. Regional Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Nadia Idri
      Pages 79-103
    3. Yukari Takimoto Amos
      Pages 105-129
    4. Yoon Fah Lay, Eng Tek Ong, Khar Thoe Ng, Norazah Mohd Suki
      Pages 131-148
    5. Maria Forss, Carina Kiukas, Åsa Rosengren, Ellinor Silius-Ahonen
      Pages 161-181
    6. Anita G. Welch, Shaljan Areepattamannil, Martina Dickson
      Pages 183-197
  4. Global Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Johanna Lasonen, Marianne Teräs
      Pages 221-233
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 235-237

About this book


This book is designed as a text for teacher education graduate programs, as well as a resource for school administrators and researchers and provides a global perspective to the current issues related to teacher dispositions, their place in teacher education programs, and impact on education reform around the world. Drawing from researchers around the globe, the text provides a comprehensive examination of the theoretical aspects of dispositions in education, including discussions on the social-cognitive perspectives in dispositional development and the pedagogical practices used in conjunction with teacher dispositions. Practices for assessing teacher dispositions will be included, focusing on methodologies for instrument development and the challenges of language and meaning when constructing items to assess dispositions. The text also includes a discussion of the virtual/online classroom and how teacher dispositions are influencing teacher and student relationships.  These topics are explored from a global perspective with special emphasis on how the awareness of teacher dispositions and their role in the classroom are making transformative changes to teacher education programs, educational practices, and student outcomes around the world.

Part 1 provides a descriptive, progressive narrative of dispositions in teacher education including social and cognitive theories in dispositional development, assessment of dispositions, and the role of dispositions in teacher preparation and teacher program certification.  Part 2 takes the reader around the globe as scholars from around the world provide insight into how teacher dispositions impact teaching and learning from Finland to Japan and points in between. The chapters highlight case studies and research related to teacher dispositions from traditional and alternative teacher certification program, as well as online classrooms. Part 3 concludes with a discussion on the global and intercultural connection as related to teaching dispositions.


Dispositions Teacher Education Dispositional development Global perspectives Intercultural connections Teacher preparation Professional practice

Editors and affiliations

  • Anita G. Welch
    • 1
  • Shaljan Areepattamannil
    • 2
  1. 1.Emirates College for Advanced EducationUAE
  2. 2.Emirates College for Advanced EducationUAE

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