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ERIC Number: EJ1160538
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0255-7614
Professionalized Music Teacher Education: Swiss and French Students' Expectations
Güsewell, Angelika; Joliat, François; Terrien, Pascal
International Journal of Music Education, v35 n4 p526-540 Nov 2017
The aim of this research was to investigate preservice music teachers' expectations of their curriculum, namely: (a) What content do they expect in view of their future professional activity? (b) Are their expectations in line with the principles of professionalized teacher education? (c) Are there any differences between the expectations of Swiss and French, and generalist and specialist preservice music teachers? Thirty prospective music teachers studying in two Swiss and two French institutions were included. The results showed that, overall, students' expectations were (more or less) in line with the principles of professionalized teacher education. The hypothesis that the two French vs. the two Swiss and the two generalist vs. the two specialist subsamples would display distinct expectation profiles was not confirmed. Instead, a solid musical basis emerged as crucial for students to be ready to deal with the contents of professionalized initial music-teacher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Switzerland; France
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