ERIC Number: EJ1120365
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Towards the Future: Teachers' Vision of Professional Development in the Arts
Andrews, B. W.
International Journal of Music Education, v34 n4 p391-402 Nov 2016
Teachers enrolled in a professional development program involving artists on site at cultural institutions participated in a study in which they expressed their views on upgrading in the arts. Findings indicate that they were influenced in their own schooling by passionate teachers who conveyed the importance of the arts. Their progress was impeded by a self-perception of their own limited artistic ability. Community experiences, such as private lessons and amateur productions, played a more significant role in their development. The ideal scenario for their personal and professional development in the arts is an environment where discipline-based and integrative curricular activities are offered, and both the creative process and the creative product are valued. Lack of personal expertise, limited professional development opportunities, and inadequate funding are obstacles that can be overcome by teacher commitment to upgrading in the arts, a range of arts courses offered by education faculties, and involvement by arts stakeholders in program design and delivery, respectively.
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes, Artists, Art Education, Art Teachers, Role Models, Community Services, Teacher Collaboration, Partnerships in Education, Learning Experience, Early Experience, Strategic Planning, Educational Opportunities, Expertise, Financial Support, Barriers, Foreign Countries, College Faculty
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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