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ERIC Number: EJ856096
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1461-3808
Trainee Primary-School Teachers' Perceptions of Their Effectiveness in Teaching Music
Hallam, Susan; Burnard, Pamela; Robertson, Anne; Saleh, Chris; Davies, Valerie; Rogers, Lynne; Kokatsaki, Dimitra
Music Education Research, v11 n2 p221-240 Jun 2009
In England, there have been concerns that some primary teachers lack the necessary skills to teach the National Curriculum. The aim of this research was to ascertain the level of confidence of students completing a one-year primary teacher-training programme in relation to teaching in general and teaching music in particular. 341 students from four higher education institutions in England completed a short questionnaire. While almost all teachers had confidence in their ability to teach, only about half were confident about teaching music. There were statistically significant differences in response depending on whether the students played one or more musical instruments. Instrumentalists were more confident, those playing more than one instrument exhibiting the highest levels. Most students believed that more time should be spent on training, although they praised its quality. The implications of the findings are discussed and alternative ways of addressing the problem are considered. (Contains 6 figures and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)