With the focus on student achievement, nationwide attempts are being made to improve schools and school systems. In these reforms teachers are the single most important factor (Darling- Hammond 1997; Wilson, Floden, and Ferrini-Mundy 2001). Teacher preparation programs have a unique opportunity and responsibility, therefore, to have a significant impact on teacher quality. Central to the ability to do so is a comprehensive understanding of what factors constitute teacher quality.
Edick, Nancy; Danielson, Lana; and Edwards, Sarah
"Dispositions: Defining, Aligning and Assessing,"
Academic Leadership Journal: Vol. 4
, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholars.fhsu.edu/alj/vol4/iss4/4