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ERIC Number: EJ879608
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1063-2913
Self-Assessment in Generalist Preservice Kindergarten Teachers' Education: Insights on Training, Ability, Environments, and Policies
Koutsoupidou, Theano
Arts Education Policy Review, v111 n3 p105-111 2010
Self-assessment can play an important role in teachers' personal and professional development and is encouraged by educational programs worldwide. This article reports on a Greek study that aimed to investigate generalist preservice kindergarten teachers' self-assessment of their music teaching ability. One hundred participants were asked to design and deliver three music sessions for the kindergarten and then prepare a short reflective portfolio. Qualitative analysis of the portfolios led to the identification of different issues related to student practices, including preservice teacher training, teaching ability, the effect of different school environments and policies, and personal thoughts and feelings. Finally, the article discusses the role of self-assessment in understanding students' academic needs and suggests initiatives and policies that might promote better teaching practices in music education, both at kindergarten and university level. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Kindergarten; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece