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ERIC Number: EJ1065058
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0027-4321
Building Strong Teacher-Student Relationships in Pluralistic Music Classrooms
Gurgel, Ruth
Music Educators Journal, v101 n4 p77-84 Jun 2015
A positive teacher-student relationship is a critical component of an engaging climate in pluralistic music classrooms. This article defines and gives examples of five strategies for building positive, cross-cultural teacher-student relationships. Teachers who take responsibility for developing these relationships begin by becoming culturally competent themselves. Culturally competent teachers make use of multiple cultural patterns of interaction, behavior, and music-making in their classrooms. By doing so, these teachers create a classroom climate that is responsive to their students. In addition, culturally competent teachers create more equitable relationships with their students while simultaneously maintaining a focus on musical achievement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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