Students’ Views of Art Education as Their Future Career


Art has long been an important subject of the education system. In Vietnam, teaching arts is taken a solid position as a subject of the education system from primary to tertiary education level. However, little is known about the situation and the need for transformation in the way students are trained to become art teachers. To clarify the view and attitudes of the to-be-an-art-teacher students, we conducted an online survey to collect data from students who enrolled in the bachelor course, majoring in art teaching at a university in Vietnam. A total of 57 students participated in the survey, most of them are females in the second year of the on-the-job B.A. course. The results showed that the respondents reported needing more diversified learning content such as applied arts, installation, and multimedia. They showed a need to have more practice sessions and fieldwork such as visiting museums and exhibitions. The respondents specified that they chose this major because they love the subject and love teaching, as well as to address the social need of learning arts, as arts seem to be a more important subject for elementary education. They shared a positive attitude toward the internationalization of local art education, however, none of them plan to study abroad. These findings imply the need for improving the quality of teaching and internationalization of art teacher education to meet international standards in the context of a developing country.

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Hoang Nam Tran, Tokushima University, Japan
Kieu Linh Do, Hanoi National University of Education, Vietnam
Bao Ngoc Dang, VinUniversity, Vietnam

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Conference: ACAH2023
Stream: Teaching and Learning the Arts

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Tran H., Do K., & Dang B. (2023) Students’ Views of Art Education as Their Future Career ISSN: 2186-229X – The Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities 2023 Official Conference Proceedings
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