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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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Chin, Christina – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2016
While literature on multicultural education indicates that Human Relations approaches to multicultural education are the most commonly practiced, such approaches also tend to be the most heavily critiqued by theorists. Scholars often offer speculative theoretical suggestions on how to improve upon Human Relations approaches. However, ethnographic…
Descriptors: Art Education, Multicultural Education, Elementary School Teachers, Art Teachers
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Broome, Jeffrey L. – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2016
Multi-age classrooms feature the intentional grouping of students from consecutive grade levels for the purpose of fostering a nurturing classroom atmosphere. While an abundance of research on multi-age education has been produced throughout the past 50 years, only recent efforts have seen researchers turn their attention to the experiences of art…
Descriptors: Art Teachers, Observation, Comparative Analysis, Mixed Age Grouping
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Pavlou, Victoria; Athansiou, Georgina – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2014
In a world that is becoming increasingly more visual, there is a greater need to educate children to better understand images. A school subject that deals directly with image understanding is visual arts. This article discusses an interdisciplinary approach to promote art understanding, within a multimodal environment that combines art and music.…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Visual Arts, Art Education, Teaching Methods
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Power, Bianca; Klopper, Christopher – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2011
This article documents the current classroom practice of creative arts education of respondent classroom teachers in the New South Wales Greater Western Region, Australia. The study provides a descriptive account of classroom practice in creative arts education through the employment of a quantitative methodology. A questionnaire was designed and…
Descriptors: Art Education, Music Education, Dance Education, Theater Arts
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Alter, Frances; Hays, Terrence; O'Hara, Rebecca – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2009
This paper details aspects of a research project that explored nineteen Australian primary (elementary) schoolteachers' perspectives of Creative Arts education. The study investigated the participants' personal Arts experiences and training, as well as their views of Arts pedagogy. In depth interviews with the participants highlighted the…
Descriptors: Art Education, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Teachers
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Aitken, Viv; Fraser, Deborah; Price, Graham – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2007
While there is a growing body of literature on relational pedagogy as a concept, less attention is given to the details of just how relational pedagogy manifests in classroom practice. Similarly, while issues of power, democracy and co-constructed learning feature in contemporary research, the details of how power relationships can be effectively…
Descriptors: Democracy, Power Structure, Drama, Teaching Methods