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Sotiropoulou-Zormpala, Marina – Arts Education Policy Review, 2012
This article aims to examine the kinds of teaching practices that correspond to the various educational roles ascribed to the arts within school curricula. Three teaching approaches are analyzed: (1) "teaching the arts", in which the arts are treated as distinct cognitive teaching subjects; (2) "teaching through the arts", in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Aesthetic Education, Art Education, Art Activities
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Koutsoupidou, Theano – Arts Education Policy Review, 2010
Self-assessment can play an important role in teachers' personal and professional development and is encouraged by educational programs worldwide. This article reports on a Greek study that aimed to investigate generalist preservice kindergarten teachers' self-assessment of their music teaching ability. One hundred participants were asked to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Music Education, Kindergarten
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Koutsoupidou, Theano – Arts Education Policy Review, 2010
This article investigates generalist kindergarten teachers' academic music training based on data collected from students undertaking an undergraduate degree in preschool (kindergarten) education (students aged 4-6 years) in Greece. The study was carried out through a questionnaire survey that addressed students' aspirations when entering the…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Occupational Aspiration, Self Esteem, Teacher Competencies
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Chrysostomou, Smaragda – Arts Education Policy Review, 2004
The new Interdisciplinary Unified Curriculum Framework (2001), as declared by its name, is based on the 1997 Unified Curriculum Framework, but a new stress is placed on interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning. The general aim of education remains unaltered. However, it is heavily emphasized that, in this new curriculum, the growth of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach, Music Education