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ERIC Number: EJ1112571
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0027-4321
"But I Never Thought I'd Teach the Little Kids": Secondary Teachers and Early-Grades Music Instruction
Salvador, Karen; Corbett, Keith
Music Educators Journal, v103 n1 p55-63 Sep 2016
Even in states with K-12 music licensure, not all music education students take a course in elementary music methods, and even fewer take a course that specifically addresses early childhood music instruction. In this article, a music teacher educator and a self-described "band guy," who initially struggled to work with young children, present strategies and mindsets that evolved through coursework, coteaching episodes, and interviews. During these interactions, the former "band guy" developed not only into an effective music teacher for young children but also into someone who enjoys working with "the little kids." Adopting these strategies and mind-set could help music educators who struggle to work with young children, thus improving the quality of music instruction for children in the early elementary grades.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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