Return of the Thought Police?
academic freedom, teacher disposition, dispositions assessment, teacher personality
Education | Educational Administration and Supervision | Educational Sociology | Teacher Education and Professional Development
The article discusses the concerns raised against the disposition assessment of aspiring teachers and the evaluation of teachers' mental hygiene and personality. It cites that the critics of disposition assessment accuse education schools in the U.S. of acting as ideological gatekeepers to public school employment. It relates the conflict caused by the inclusion of social justice in the definition of dispositions by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
Hines, Laurie (2007). Return of the Thought Police?. Education Next 7(2), 58-65. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.kent.edu/ldespubs/24