ERIC Number: EJ919809
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
Elementary General Music Teachers' Reflections on Instruction
Delaney, Diane W.
Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, v29 n2 p41-49 May 2011
A qualitative study was completed to identify and study the content of selected elementary general music teachers' evaluations of their own instruction and the instruction of another elementary general music teacher. Participants represented a variety of educational backgrounds and teaching experience: Teacher A (9 years teaching Grades 4-6 at current school), Teacher B (2 years teaching K-5 general music at current school), Teacher C (completing third year teaching Grades 4-6 general music), and Teacher D (completing first year teaching K-4 general music and strings). Through viewing four videotape recordings of lessons and use of an open-ended interview process, participants were able to explain teaching strategies used and reflect on their teaching and the teaching of another elementary general music teacher. The participants recommended that videotape recordings of instruction accompanied by the interview process be used for professional development and to discuss teaching strategies with other teachers.
Descriptors: Music, Music Teachers, Teaching Experience, Teaching Methods, Reflection, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Evaluation, Interviews, Protocol Materials, Teacher Attitudes, Classroom Observation Techniques, Instructional Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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