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ERIC Number: EJ1126684
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2222-1735
An Investigation of Prospective Music Teachers' Early Teacher Identity
Koca, Sehriban
Journal of Education and Practice, v7 n34 p70-75 2016
This study was a descriptive study that investigated prospective music teachers' early teacher identity. The study made use of a general screening model. Participants of the research is consists of 162 fourth-year music teacher candidates. The study was conducted in the spring semester of the 2015-2016 academic year at the music teaching department of the fine arts education division of different Universities in Turkey. The "Early Teacher Identity Measure" developed by Friesen and Besley (2013) was used in the research as data collection tool. As a result; according the results of the analysis, prospective music teachers' perceptions of early teacher identity was found to be at "high" level in general, and in all sub-dimensions of the measure. In the light of research results, it is considered that when teacher candidates confident in their profession, will exhibit more positive behaviors towards the students, motivate the students more easily, enjoy doing and enjoying their profession and will be able to better assume the duty, responsibility and roles of the teacher. According to the conclusions of this study, it is thought that gaining information about the teacher identity of teacher candidates will help to develop teacher education programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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