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ERIC Number: EJ1139074
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1057-0837
Preservice Music Teachers' Descriptions of Successful and Unsuccessful Teachers
Powell, Sean R.; Parker, Elizabeth Cassidy
Journal of Music Teacher Education, v26 n3 p27-37 Jun 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine how undergraduate music education students identify, through a reflective writing exercise, the major characteristics of successful and unsuccessful teachers. We asked two research questions: (1) How did preservice music teachers describe successful and unsuccessful teachers (2) How did perceptions differ based on academic class and/or age? Using a written protocol, we collected data from 134 participants within three institutions and coded the data using figured worlds as a lens. The participants depicted successful teachers with rich description and highlighted interpersonal and intrapersonal aspects. The participants described unsuccessful teachers succinctly; characteristics that emerged included a lack of care and knowledge of students, inflexible teaching methods, and inconsistent standards. Implications for teacher education are proposed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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