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ERIC Number: EJ811672
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-8755-1233
Do Music Education Majors Intend to Teach Music?: An Exploratory Survey
Hellman, Daniel
Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, v27 n1 p65-70 2008
Preservice music teachers (N = 152) at six institutions were surveyed on their intent to enter and remain in K-12 music teaching. Respondents provided favorable speculations for entering and remaining in K-12 music teaching. Prevalent responses for desiring a music teaching position were categorized as follows: love for music, sharing music, inspiring and making a difference in students' lives, and having an enjoyable job. Categories for not wanting to obtain a school music teaching position included preferring to work in another area of music, insecurity about teaching skills, and anticipated low pay and job instability. Results are discussed in terms of diversity, teacher attrition, teacher socialization, and teacher identity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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