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ERIC Number: EJ1256002
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1057-0837
Perceptions of Program Directors Concerning Design and Implementation of the Master of Music Degree in Music Education
Conway, Colleen; Marra, Christopher; Marra, Jessica Vaughan
Journal of Music Teacher Education, v29 n3 p91-105 Jun 2020
The key research question for this qualitative study was as follows: How do program directors in selected schools describe the successes and challenges related to the design of their Master of Music degree in music education? Data sources included website content for 21 NASM-accredited programs and individual interviews with program directors from seven institutions. Program directors outlined several challenges associated with program development, including how to address the practical needs of music teachers in a flexible, accommodating, and efficient manner while maintaining the highest standards for coursework so as to prepare some masters students for the possibility of doctoral work. We discuss major themes in relation to past studies of graduate education in music.
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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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