ERIC Number: EJ1077190
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
Under Construction: Undergraduates' Perceptions of Their Music Teacher Role-Identities
Draves, Tami J.
Research Studies in Music Education, v36 n2 p199-214 Dec 2014
The purpose of this research was to explore how participants perceived themselves as preservice music teachers. Bouij's (1998) salient role-identities in music education served as an a priori theoretical framework. By investigating participants' perceptions of role-identity, some of the socialization processes that contributed to identity development were also revealed. Multiple forms of data were collected including interviews, both individual and focus group, and field notes from peer teaching sessions. Analysis resulted in three themes: (a) Role-Identities, (b) Peers, and (c) Authentic Teaching Experiences. Participants believed they embodied a primary and secondary role-identity and perceived subtle expansions of their role-identities as they progressed through their undergraduate degree program. Participants discussed the importance of their peers and authentic teaching experiences in their development as music teachers. Suggestions for practice and further research are provided.
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Music, Music Education, Self Concept, Role, Professional Identity, Socialization, Interviews, Focus Groups, Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study, Case Studies, Introductory Courses, Teaching Experience
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