Teaching strategies for primary school
This study aims to investigate primary teachers’ teaching strategies in music Turkish primary classrooms. In the study the ‘qualitative’ research approach was adopted in order to fulfil the aims and objectives of the study. The study carried out in two state primary schools in Turkey. Total of six primary school teachers with different educational backgrounds participated in the study. Semi-structured interviews and classroom observations were used as tools for data collection. Findings suggest that there is a range of factors influence teachers’ music teaching activities in negative ways in classrooms. These factors were encountered as students, curriculum, lack of teacher competencies, inadequate facilities and resources for music education, limited support from parents and negative effects of audio-visual media. It is suggested that due to the lack of confidence and competence of primary teachers, music specialist teachers should be assigned to the task of delivering music curriculum.