Identities of music teachers: implications for teacher education

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Ballantyne, Julie. 2005. "Identities of music teachers: implications for teacher education ." Cooper, Maxine (ed.) 2005 Australian Teacher Education Association Conference (2005 ATEA). Gold Coast, Australia 06 - 09 Jul 2005 Gold Coast, Australia.
Paper/Presentation Title

Identities of music teachers: implications for teacher education

Presentation TypePaper
Authors
AuthorBallantyne, Julie
EditorsCooper, Maxine
Journal or Proceedings TitleTeacher education: local and global
Number of Pages6
Year2005
Place of PublicationGold Coast, Australia
ISBN1920952381
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://www.griffith.edu.au/text/conference/atea05/
Conference/Event2005 Australian Teacher Education Association Conference (2005 ATEA)
Event Details
2005 Australian Teacher Education Association Conference (2005 ATEA)
Parent
Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA) Conference
Delivery
In person
Event Date
06 to end of 09 Jul 2005
Event Location
Gold Coast, Australia
Abstract

Teachers' professional identity influences their decisions and behaviour
(Beijaard, Verloop, & Vermunt, 2000). Teacher education has the potential to
either challenge or maintain preservice teachers' preconceptions of their
professional identity, and teacher education should arguably develop in future
teachers a professional identity which enables them to be effective throughout
their career. This paper reports findings from interviews with 15 early-career
music teachers regarding their perceptions of their professional identity. Analysis
indicates that early-career music teachers feel a 'passion' for music and teaching
music, and view themselves as musicians, music teachers or teachers. This study
suggests that discipline specialisation has a unique impact on teachers' identity. Implications for teacher education are discussed.

Keywordsprofessional identity, music teacher education, teacher education, music teachers
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390307. Teacher education and professional development of educators
390101. Creative arts, media and communication curriculum and pedagogy
Public Notes

Copyright 2005 Centre for Professional Development, Griffith University and individual contributors.

Byline AffiliationsAustralian Catholic University
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