A Triad of Disposition Instruments Used in Secondary Science Education to Help Teachers Better Understand Self and Others

This is a study of over 350 science education pre-service teachers, gathered over a 19-year period, examined behaviors, motivators and soft skills. The behavioral data suggests that most of the students who have traditionally come to teaching within this program possess attributes that make them slow to change and even slower to lead a reform effort. Have we created educational mediocrity in our building by unknowingly recruiting, preparing and placing teachers whose primary value is maintaining traditions and are afraid of change?