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ERIC Number: EJ1015699
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1532-8090
High School Band Students' Perspectives of Teacher Turnover
Kloss, Thomas E.
Research and Issues in Music Education, v11 n1 Sep 2013
Teacher turnover remains an important issue in education. The least researched perspectives, though, are those of the students who experience teacher turnover. The purpose of this study was to examine how high school band students experience teacher turnover. A total of twelve students were interviewed, representing three schools that experienced a teacher turnover that year. Students were asked to give advice to teachers leaving a program, teachers coming to a new program, and for students who learn that their teacher is leaving. The study shows that reactions to teacher change vary, and that there is more to the turnover process than just the teacher leaving or a new one arriving. Students make connections with their teachers, and when a turnover takes place, they experience a full range of emotions.
University of St. Thomas. Graduate Programs in Music Education, Loras Hall 103, 2115 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105. Tel: 651-962-5729; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A