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ERIC Number: EJ1020045
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0027-4321
Collegiate Connections: Developing the Next Generation of Music Teachers: Sample Music Education Association Programs that Promote the Profession and Prepare Future Colleagues
Councill, Kimberly H.; Brewer, Wesley D.; Burrack, Frederick; Juchniewicz, Jay
Music Educators Journal, v100 n1 p45-49 Sep 2013
Although the influence of the school music teacher in a student's decision to pursue an undergraduate music education degree is well documented, little is known about the contribution that state music education associations (MEAs) may make toward a student's decision to major in a music-related field. Data do suggest that students' opinions about various careers are often formed at an early age and frequently remain consistent from middle school through high school. Research emphasizes identifying prospective educators earlier, encouraging students to consider music teaching as a career, and providing experiences to help students make knowledgeable decisions for career choice and responsibilities in the profession. Specifically, the Society for Music Teacher Education (SMTE) has recommended that identifying and cultivating practices that help to guide future music educators is a responsibility to be shared by both practitioners and researchers. This article offers a look at three programs sponsored by state music education associations in Illinois, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania, that provide high school students with opportunities to learn about a career in music education prior to their undergraduate experience.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois; North Carolina; Pennsylvania
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