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Teacher Training & Support
A review of a LTTA study defines the benefits of teacher training and support.
Teacher transformation is another expected outcome of the professional development program, as one of the foci of the program is that of professional development for teachers. http://educ.queensu.ca/~arts
In an earlier study, using a different model for enhancing arts education and teacher development in elementary schools, Upitis, Smithrim, and Soren (1999) concluded that profound changes to teachers' practices and beliefs arose when teachers worked directly with artists and experienced the artistic process while making their own art, and that lasting and profound changes occurred for a number of participants (20%) after two years of professional development.
Among the benefits teachers ascribed to the program were confidence to try new things, a new appreciation of the planning and work involved in art-making, a revitalization of teaching in other subject areas, and a commitment to provide more time, materials, instruction and support for students' art-making.