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GSE Dispositions and Disposition Assessment Rating Scale (DARS)

The GSE measures the following dispositions using the Disposition Assessment Rating Scale (DARS):

Diversity: which is indicated by a respect for cultural diversity and individual differences; by holding the belief that all individuals can learn, regardless of exceptionalities, background, or circumstance; and by a commitment to the education of individuals in complex urban and richly diverse communities

Scholarship: which is a commitment to integrating theory, research and evidence in guiding practice and a belief in lifelong learning and professional education as integral to continuing development of expertise

Community: which values a community's nuances and its cultural mores; and is a commitment to communication, through a variety of venues, with all members of school/educational community

Reflection: which values reflection in scholarly learning and professional practice and a commitment to improving practice through personal and collaborative reflection

Technology: which values the variety of technological resources for enhancing an individual's learning and views growth in technological expertise as integral to professional practice

Social Justice: which is a commitment to dismantling all forms of inequity/injustice, including discriminatory practices and everyday micro-aggressions, which violate the dignity and oppress the freedoms of people locally, nationally and globally; social justice rests on a belief in the Ignatian mission of "cura personalis" - deep respect for the individual and his/her potential

Professionalism: manifests itself as a commitment to professional standards of integrity, ethics, and responsibility and values professionalism in dress, language, and behavior.

GSE Disposition Assessment Rating Scale (DARS)

Diversity

  • Respects cultural diversity and individual differences.
  • Holds the belief that all students can learn, regardless of background or circumstance.
  • Is committed to the education of individuals in complex urban and metropolitan communities.

Met / Not Met / No Opportunity to Observe
Comment:

Scholarship

  • Hold as important theory and evidence in guiding practice.
  • Values the importance of continuing professional development.

Met / Not Met / No Opportunity to Observe

Comment:

Community

  • Is sensitive to community and its cultural mores.
  • Recognizes the importance of communication with parents as well as with members of the school/educational community.
  • Is committed to meeting the changing educational needs of children and adults from richly diverse communities.

Met / Not Met / No Opportunity to Observe

Comment:

Reflection

  • Values reflection in professional practice
  • Is committed to improving practice through reflection and collaboration.

Met / Not Met / No Opportunity to Observe

Comment:

Technology

  • Values technology for improving students' learning.
  • Views technology as integral to professional growth.

Met / Not Met / No Opportunity to Observe

Comment:

Social Justice

  • Cares about all dimensions of each student's/client's well-being (physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual)
  • Seeks to tap the full potential of mind and heart.

Met / Not Met / No Opportunity to Observe

Comment:

Professionalism

  • Is responsible and ethical.
  • Holds as important professionalism in dress, language, and behavior.

Met / Not Met / No Opportunity to Observe

Comment: