A Study on Music Proficiency Levels of Teachers Serving at Different Institution
Assoc. Prof. Dr.Gizem Saygili, Assist. Prof. Dr. Ayşe Derya Işik, Songül Tehneldere

The purpose of this study is to identify the proficiency levels of the teachers working at different institutions and delivering music classes; and to find out the problems they encounter in teaching music. A total number of 96 teachers-46 male and 50 female- working both at private and public schools participated in the study. In identifying the efficacy of the participants, “Teachers Sense of Efficacy Scale” developed by Tschannen- Moran and Woolfolk Hoy (2001) and adopted into Turkish by Çapa et al. (2005) was used. In order to identify the problems encountered in delivering music classes and teaching music, a questionnaire form developed by the researchers was used. The statistical analysis of the collected data was conducted in SPSS 15.0 for Windows using Mann Whitney U and Kruskal Wallis tests. In addition, descriptive statistics were utilized. The results of the study revealed that the efficacy levels of the teachers were not statistically significant depending on the gender, age, marital status, professional seniority, educational background, socioeconomic features of the schools they work at, their branches and whether they play an instrument (p>0.05). However, the efficacy of the teachers was statistically significant based on the type of school teachers work at and on the faculty they graduated from (p>0.05). On the other hand, it was observed that majority of the teachers indicated that they carried out course topics to a small extent or did not teach it at all, they believed that the weekly music class hours were not sufficient, that the music education they got did not have many positive impacts on voice-breathe studies and speaking-singing and music classes in primary education should be delivered by branch teachers.

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