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ERIC Number: EJ872032
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1063-2913
Initial Music Training of Generalist Kindergarten Teachers in Greece: What Do They Ask for and What Do They Receive?
Koutsoupidou, Theano
Arts Education Policy Review, v111 n2 p63-70 2010
This article investigates generalist kindergarten teachers' academic music training based on data collected from students undertaking an undergraduate degree in preschool (kindergarten) education (students aged 4-6 years) in Greece. The study was carried out through a questionnaire survey that addressed students' aspirations when entering the university and the real learning outcomes by the end of their studies. This article seeks to find relationships between students' academic experiences and their level of confidence and enthusiasm to teach music in kindergarten. The findings suggest that higher education provides students with most of the learning outcomes that they anticipate. However, students lack adequate practical experiences in terms of observing lessons in real educational settings, which can significantly affect their confidence levels. Finally, the author explores some implications for higher education policy and teaching practice. (Contains 1 table, 3 figures, and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece