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ERIC Number: EJ1022366
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-8755-1233
Preservice Classroom Teachers' Preconceived Attitudes, Confidence, Beliefs, and Self-Efficacy toward Integrating Music in the Elementary Curriculum
Battersby, Sharyn L.; Cave, Agnes
Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, v32 n2 p52-59 May 2014
Preservice elementary education majors are required at many colleges and universities to take a course in music methods to become certified in their field. These courses are offered because they are a valuable component of a well-rounded liberal arts education and helps preservice educators to teach students in a well-rounded fashion. They are considered useful and necessary for all beginning general education teachers. However, not all preservice teachers recognize the importance or value of a methods class because of their less than favorable experiences in their elementary music classes and low self-efficacy to teach music effectively. Helping elementary education majors to see the value of integrating music in their curriculum--and that they are more than capable of doing so if they focus on their attributes and maintain a positive attitude with regard to their ability--may contribute to their success in the methods class and in their future classrooms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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