This chapter provides a comparative study of early childhood teacher self-efficacy for arts education in two countries; Australia and Oman. Arts education is an important part of the curriculum in both countries. Arts education is also considered important for young children as part of their active meaning making and communication. Student teachers in both countries completed an adapted version of the teacher selfefficacy scale for arts education (Garvis, 2010). The findings from this study show the similarities and differences between the two countries in regards to early childhood teacher competence. Findings are important for understanding the importance of teacher education programmes as well as the provision of arts education.
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