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de Vries, Peter – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2017
This article examines generalist primary (elementary) school teachers' self-efficacy in teaching music. Five teachers, each with five years teaching experience, were interviewed for the study. Using this interview data narratives were constructed for each of the five teachers. These narratives focused on what factors contributed to the level of…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Music, Music Education, Foreign Countries
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Hendricks, Karin S. – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2013
Out of the mouth of babes (and even more nonverbal) has come perhaps the wisest music teacher education I have ever received. In this narrative I share my foibles as a young, over-confident, and naive music instructor who, through a great amount of error, eventually learned the value of letting a child lead his own music learning. Throughout this…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Musical Instruments, Personal Narratives
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Blair, Deborah V. – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2013
In this paper I explore the layers of voices represented in a classroom of high school students with special needs. As their guest music teacher, I learned about their strengths and challenges, their teachers, and their engagement with music. Issues of inclusion, access, privacy, and personal bias confronted me as I worked to construct narratives…
Descriptors: High School Students, Special Needs Students, Music Education, Personal Narratives
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Bernard, Rhoda – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2009
This study explores the relationship between flow, transcendent music making experiences, transcendent religious experiences, and music education. As a teacher-researcher, I studied my graduate students' autobiographical accounts of their experiences making music. Across these narrative writings produced over the past four years, a pattern…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Music Education, Music Teachers, Correlation
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Blair, Deborah V. – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2009
In a music education graduate class addressing teaching and learning strategies for learners with special needs, teachers were invited to consider the experience of the children in their music classrooms. Using narrative to enter into the learner's experience of school, teachers confronted their own perspectives and reconsidered those of their…
Descriptors: Music Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Graduate Study, Music Teachers