ERIC Number: EJ1019731
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
Perceptions of Early-Career School Music Teachers Regarding Their Preservice Preparation
Legette, Roy M.
Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, v32 n1 p12-17 Nov 2013
The purpose of the present study was to examine the perceptions of early-career music teachers regarding their preservice music education program, with respect to its success in developing competencies needed to be effective in school music classrooms. An online survey was completed by 101 school music teachers designed to elicit responses related to the following questions: (a) What are early-career music teachers' perceptions of their preparation for teaching in school music classrooms? (b) What aspects of their work do early-career music teachers find most challenging and rewarding? (c) What aspects of their preservice training do early-career music teachers perceive as most important for successful teaching in the early years of their careers? Most teachers expressed a need for more hands-on experiences, more discussion of pedagogical problems in a variety of settings, and classroom management. Implications for teaching and research are discussed.
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Graduate Surveys, College Outcomes Assessment, Teacher Attitudes, Music Education, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Education Programs, Online Surveys, Teaching Skills, Teacher Effectiveness, Preservice Teachers, Beginning Teachers
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia