Beginning Art Teachers in Florida: Perceptions of Their Preparation to Teach Art

Beginning Art Teachers in Florida: Perceptions of Their Preparation to Teach Art

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Participants in this study suggested ways that university/college art programs improved to provide art teachers with the skills, knowledge, and experiences that better enable them to successfully meet the demands of teaching. The most frequently offered suggestions were longer internships and more classroom observations, more classes, more pragmatic skills and less theory, and more preparation in classroom management. Implications for the design of art teacher training programs suggested results of this study involve more extensive collaboration between the universities responsible for the training of teachers and the K-12 schools and between their respective faculties, a re-examination of how studio, art history, art criticism, and aesthetics the art education programs, and an examination of standards used to select highly qualified supervising teachers for internships. As a result of the findings of this study, proposed that more art methods coursework, particularly in studio art, should be better address the needs of prospective art teachers. It is also proposed that training needed in arts advocacy to address the problems experienced by art teachers in schools.The most frequently cited skills imparted by the supervising intern teacher were discipline management and planning strategies. ... a€œgave good examples as far as classroom managementa€, taught a€œmany different concepts that have been found useful in current teaching assignmenta€ ... One of the two most frequently reported activities by 46.2% (n=6) of the respondents was the internship and observations.

Title:Beginning Art Teachers in Florida: Perceptions of Their Preparation to Teach Art
Author: Linda Ann Harrell
Publisher:ProQuest - 2007

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