ERIC Number: EJ708662
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep-22
Reference Count: 15
Incentives and Barriers for Potential Music Teacher Education Doctoral Students
Teachout, David J.
Journal of Research in Music Education, v52 n3 p234 Fall 2004
The purpose of this study was to examine positive influences and barriers associated with entering a music teacher education doctoral program. Practicing music educators (N = 63), were asked to rate 48 positive-influence items and 54 barrier items. The highest-ranked positive influence was "Training young teachers to provide worthwhile educational experiences for their students," while the highest-ranked barrier item was "Reduction of income while working on the degree." Using the top 21 positive-influence items and the top 21 barrier items, two factor-analysis procedures were calculated to determine whether positive-influence and barrier items could be reduced to a smaller number of discrete factors. Four positive-influence factors ("Prestige of and Connection with Faculty/University," "Desire to Affect Future Music Teachers," "Desire to Learn," and "Personal/Professional Future") and two barrier factors ("Financial Challenges" and "Family/Time Considerations") were identified.
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, Music Education, Music Teachers, Doctoral Programs, Professional Development, Income, Teacher Attitudes, Factor Analysis, Futures (of Society), Family Life, Time
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States