ERIC Number: EJ1078684
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
Music Education Preservice Teachers' Confidence in Resolving Behavior Problems
Hedden, Debra G.
Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, v34 n1 p33-41 Nov 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether there would be a change in preservice teachers' (a) confidence concerning the resolution of behavior problems, (b) tactics for resolving them, (c) anticipation of problems, (d) fears about management issues, and (e) confidence in methodology and pedagogy over the time period of a one-semester general music methods course. The course contained a unit on classroom management comprised of direct instruction, assigned readings, and practical application. The study included music education majors (N = 61) at a large Midwestern university where data were gathered from pretests and posttests over the course of four spring semesters. During each semester, each participant assumed the position of teacher while instructing peers, and had to resolve a behavior problem that was preplanned to occur during the lesson. The observed pretest-posttest differences for confidence concerning classroom management and confidence concerning methodology and pedagogy suggest that confidence in resolving behavior problems is learned. Furthermore, integrating methodology and pedagogy in classroom management into the curriculum for teacher preparation programs might better prepare preservice teachers for success in the classroom.
Descriptors: Music Education, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques, Methods Courses, Majors (Students), Undergraduate Students, Pretests Posttests, Student Teaching, Peer Teaching, Attitude Change, Discipline, Direct Instruction, Reading Assignments, Educational Experiments, Surveys
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