ERIC Number: EJ1022386
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
Preservice Music Teachers' Social Skills: Are They Really Prepared?
Johnson, Vicky V.
Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, v32 n2 p18-25 May 2014
The purpose of this article is to consider the impact of social skills on the potential success of future music educators. Studies indicate that effective social skills directly affect success in the classroom and in the social context of educational environments. Ineffectual social skills can contribute to feelings of isolation, burnout, attrition, and migration. The ability to successfully interact with various groups in the context of the school environment and associated community can considerably affect the success of the music program and potential career satisfaction. Music teacher education programs may need to consider these factors toward adequate preparation of future music educators. Possible solutions are discussed toward this end.
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Interpersonal Competence, Music Teachers, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Characteristics, Music Education, Teacher Education Programs, Interpersonal Relationship, Curriculum, Required Courses, Thinking Skills
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