ERIC Number: EJ1125023
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Music Student Teaching Seminars: An Examination of Current Practices Across the United States
Baumgartner, Christopher M.; Councill, Kimberly H.
Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, v35 n2 p62-69 Feb 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the structure and content of music student teaching seminars at 4-year, degree-granting institutions accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music across the United States. A secondary purpose was to determine how these seminars (a) addressed perceived needs of student teachers and beginning teachers when reflecting on their student teaching experience and (b) met those needs through course structure and content. Though variability existed in frequency and length, most seminars (n = 95, 77.86%) were taught in the music department. Participants (N = 205; 42.71% overall response rate) indicated that teacher responsibilities, job searching, and behavior management were the most frequently addressed topics in their seminars; creating résumés, lesson planning, and peer discussions represented the most common activities. Data suggest variability in both structure and content of seminars, as well as a discrepancy between perceived student teacher needs and seminar content.
Descriptors: Music, Student Teaching, Beginning Teachers, Student Teachers, Seminars, Music Education, Music Teachers, Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Surveys
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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