The teacher appreciates multiple perspectives and conveys to learners how knowledge is developed from the vantage point of the knower.What is it with these "multiple perspectives?" It seems to me that at the bottom of this excitement is this postmodern notion that evidence, scholarship, objectivity and truth are illusory. There are only perpectives -- influenced, no doubt, by some "power" considerations.
The teacher appreciates and values human diversity, shows respect for students’ varied talents and perspectives, and is committed to the pursuit of “individually configured excellence.”
This is dangerous drivel. What would stand in the way to conferring to creationism and to Holocaust denial the status of just another, equally valid, "multiple perspective?"
It would be much more appropriate to talk about "multiple ignorances."
UPDATE: See Chris Correa for a thoughtful examination of dispositions.