Documenting praxis shock in early-career Australian music teachers: the impact of pre-service teacher education

Ballantyne, Julie (2007) Documenting praxis shock in early-career Australian music teachers: the impact of pre-service teacher education. International Journal of Music Education: Practice, 25 (3). pp. 181-191.

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[Abstract]: Early-career music teachers are well placed to comment on the effectiveness of pre-service teacher education. Their perceptions are particularly relevant in determining why music teachers are ‘burning out’ at an early stage of their career. This paper explores 15 early-career Australian music teachers’ perceptions of their job, and their perceived preparedness for the workforce. Their stories suggest that although they feel a ‘passion’ towards teaching music, they see their early experiences in secondary schools as a time where they will either ‘sink or swim’, and where they see themselves as a ‘one-man-band’. Analysis suggests that praxis shock in early-career music teachers is directly related to the unique experiences of being a music teacher. The paper concludes with recommendations for pre-service courses to address issues of praxis shock in early-career music teachers.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Publisher: International Society for Music Education / Sage
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information (displayed to public): Author's final manuscript deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Depositing User: Dr Julie Ballantyne
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:55
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: early-career music teachers, praxis shock, pre-service preparation, professional isolation, teacher education
Fields of Research (FoR): 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing > 190499 Performing Arts and Creative Writing not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1177/0255761407083573

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