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ERIC Number: EJ845255
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0255-7614
Documenting Praxis Shock in Early-Career Australian Music Teachers: The Impact of Pre-Service Teacher Education
Ballantyne, Julie
International Journal of Music Education, v25 n3 p181-191 2007
Early-career music teachers are well placed to comment on the effectiveness of pre-service teacher education. Their perceptions are particularly relevant in determining why music teachers are "burning out" at an early stage of their career. This article explores how 15 early-career Australian music teachers perceive their job and their preparedness for the workforce. Their stories suggest that although they feel a "passion" towards teaching music, they regard their early experiences in secondary schools as a time when they will either "sink or swim", and when they see themselves as a "one-man-band". Analysis suggests that praxis shock in early-career music teachers is directly related to the unique experiences of being a music teacher. The article concludes with recommendations for pre-service courses to address issues of praxis shock in early-career music teachers. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia