An exploratory investigation on the influence of practical experience towards shaping future early childhood teachers' practice in the arts

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Title An exploratory investigation on the influence of practical experience towards shaping future early childhood teachers' practice in the arts
Author Garvis, Susie
Journal Name Australasian Journal of Early Childhood
Year Published 2011
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Early Childhood Australia
Abstract Acc ording to the National Education and the Arts Statement (Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs, 2007), all children and young people should have a high-quality arts education. The statement also supports the notion that arts experience can be the first meaningful point of engagement in the education system for students. To achieve quality arts education, teachers require a high level of skill and training (Andrews, 2004). This suggests teachers require significant training to help develop a strong sense of perceived capability towards teaching in the area of arts education. This study explores the beliefs of early childhood teachers in their first three years of teaching. Focusing on self-efficacy beliefs, this study used Bandura’s (1997) model of self-regulated learning as a base from which to consider sources of an early childhood teacher’s sense of agency related to teaching the arts. Findings suggest teachers develop beliefs about arts education during practical experience that shape attitudes towards teaching arts in the early years. These findings have important messages for improving arts education.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/australian_journal_of_early_childhood/about_ajec.html
Copyright Statement Copyright 2011 Early Childhood Australia. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 36
Issue Number 3
Page from 117
Page to 121
ISSN 0312-5033
Date Accessioned 2012-01-23
Date Available 2013-07-17T22:47:43Z
Language en_US
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/43366
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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