ERIC Number: EJ1061220
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
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.
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Music Education, Classroom Techniques, Music Teachers, Educational Quality, Teacher Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Best Practices, Teaching Methods, Student Teaching, Surveys, Teaching Experience, Lesson Plans, Education Work Relationship
Ohio Music Education Association. Cleveland State University, 2121 Euclid Avenue MU332, Cleveland, OH 44115. e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://cme.webhop.org/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A