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ERIC Number: EJ1003957
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0265-0517
Beginning Generalist Teacher Self-Efficacy for Music Compared with Maths and English
Garvis, Susanne
British Journal of Music Education, v30 n1 p85-101 Mar 2013
In 2008, 201 beginning generalist teachers throughout Queensland, Australia, responded to a questionnaire intended to create a snapshot of current self-efficacy beliefs towards teaching music. Beginning teachers were asked to rank their perceived level of teacher self-efficacy for music, English and maths. Results were analysed through a series of repeated measures ANOVAs to compare the mean scores for statistical difference. Findings suggest that generalist beginning teacher self-efficacy for music declines as years of teaching experience increase, while teacher self-efficacy for English and maths increases during this period. Results provide key insights for teacher educators, school administrators and policy makers into the likelihood of long-term music teaching in the generalist classroom. Greater support is required to reverse the documented snapshot of low teacher self-efficacy for music education in Queensland generalist teacher classrooms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia