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disposition

Philosophy Logic a property that consists not in the present state of an object, but in its propensity to change in a certain way under certain conditions, as brittleness which consists in the propensity to break when struck
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Disposition

 

(1) In the navy, the plan for placement of ships in the roadstead, at the base, and at anchor on the open sea. The disposition is drawn up in such a way as to make it convenient for individual units and the fleet as a whole to put out to sea.

(2) In the ground forces of the 18th and 19th centuries, a written order from the commander in which battle missions were given to subordinate units. In the Russian army the term “battle order” has been used in place of “disposition”in the 20th century.


Disposition

 

in civil law, one of the legal rights of the owner of any property. The right of disposition is exercised primarily by the carrying out of various transactions, such as buying and selling, exchange, or giving as a gift. Possession, use, and disposition together make up the right of ownership.

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disposition

[‚dis·pə′zish·ən]
(computer science)
The status of a file after it has been closed by a computer program, for example, retained or deleted.
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In Section 2, I clarify the concepts of intrinsic and extrinsic properties, which are crucial for understanding McKitrick's argument for the existence of extrinsic dispositions. In Section 3, I present my definition and McKitrick's definition of a disposition, and then bring up an important difference between the two definitions.
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This recognition of the importance of the real teacher, that who we are-our values, our beliefs, our personalities-matters a great deal in the classroom, much more than any technique, motivates the current focus on dispositions in teacher education.
Teaching as a Moral Practice: Defining, Developing, and Assessing Professional Dispositions in Teacher Education Peter C.
The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accreditation process, as well as other professional organizations, requires teacher preparation programs to develop appropriate assessment devices to measure and document candidate dispositions while they are in field and internship experiences.
The purposes of this research are to explore how currently assessed diversity knowledge, diversity skills, and diversity dispositions of pre-service teachers (PST) relate to each other and further to surmise if the presence of diversity knowledge, diversity skills, and diversity dispositions manifests in cultural efficacy and a general cultural consciousness among PST.
A current non-reductive view of dispositions posits irreducible dispositions that ground necessities in nature.
Teaching as a moral practice; defining, development, and assessing professional dispositions in teacher education.
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The initial impetus and theoretical framework for this study, related to multicultural dispositions, was inspired by recommendations made by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)--the nation's largest accrediting agency.