Effective teacher attributes: perceptions of early-career and pre-service music teachers

Harrison, Scott and Ballantyne, Julie (2005) Effective teacher attributes: perceptions of early-career and pre-service music teachers. In: 33rd Australian Teacher Education Association Conference 2005: Teacher Education: Local and Global, 6-9 July 2005, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Australia.


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In the current climate of Australian teacher education, reviews of both music education and teacher education
training are high on the political agenda. In addition there is a well-documented need to research the best
ways to prepare music teachers (Asmus, 2000), particularly reflecting the needs of pre-service and early-career
teachers (Yourn, 2000). No studies to date have been conducted comparing pre-service and early-career
teachers' perceptions of their needs in relation to knowledge and skills (teacher attributes). This paper examines
the desirable attributes of effective teachers from the perspectives of pre-service and early-career music teachers
and draws conclusions for the reconceptualisation of pre-service teacher education courses.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright 2005 Centre for Professional Development, Griffith University and individual contributors.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:31
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2015 05:02
Uncontrolled Keywords: music teacher education, teacher education, music teachers, perceptions, desirable attributes, Australia, Australian
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/900

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