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

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Ballantyne, Julie. 2007. "Documenting praxis shock in early-career Australian music teachers: the impact of pre-service teacher education." International Journal of Music Education. 25 (3), pp. 181-191. https://doi.org/10.1177/0255761407083573
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Documenting praxis shock in early-career Australian music teachers: the impact of pre-service teacher education

ERA Journal ID9994
Article CategoryArticle
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AuthorBallantyne, Julie
Journal TitleInternational Journal of Music Education
Journal Citation25 (3), pp. 181-191
Number of Pages11
Year2007
ISSN0255-7614
1448-3238
1744-795X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/0255761407083573
Web Address (URL)http://ijm.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/25/3/181
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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.

Keywordsearly-career music teachers, praxis shock, pre-service preparation, professional isolation, teacher education
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390199. Curriculum and pedagogy not elsewhere classified
390307. Teacher education and professional development of educators
369999. Other creative arts and writing not elsewhere classified
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