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ERIC Number: EJ1061220
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0190-4922
Pre-Service Music Teachers Perceptions of Teaching and Teacher Training
Legette, Roy M.; McCord, Dawn H.
Contributions to Music Education, v40 n1 p163-176 2014-2015
The purpose of this study was to examine perceptions of pre-service music teachers (n = 104) regarding school music teaching and the quality of their teacher training. Research questions were: 1) What are the perceptions of pre-service music teachers regarding skills and knowledge provided by their teacher training programs? 2) What aspects of the work of school music teachers do pre-service music teachers perceive as most challenging? 3) What aspects of the work of school music teachers do pre-service music teachers perceive as most rewarding? 4) What factors do pre-service music teachers perceive as most important in making the transition from pre-service to in-service teaching? Classroom management, instruction in "what works," and large numbers of students were perceived as some of the more challenging aspects of teaching, while showcasing students was perceived as a major reward. Student teaching was overwhelmingly perceived as a major factor in becoming a teacher. Implications for teaching and research are discussed.
Ohio Music Education Association. Cleveland State University, 2121 Euclid Avenue MU332, Cleveland, OH 44115. e-mail: member_services@omea-ohio.org; Web site: http://cme.webhop.org/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A