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ERIC Number: EJ877029
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0027-4321
The Rewards of Teaching Music in Urban Settings
Bernard, Rhoda
Music Educators Journal, v96 n3 p53-57 2010
A great deal has been written about the challenges facing music educators who work in urban settings. The scarcity of instruments, textbooks, and other resources; a lack of parental and administrative support; and difficulties with classroom management are just a few of the issues that confront music teachers who work in urban communities. However, many music educators who teach in urban settings find their work to be a source of deep satisfaction and pride. Their positive stories have been noticeably absent from published writings about urban music education. This article presents a conversation among five music teachers who work in two large cities in the northeastern United States as a way of highlighting the rewards of teaching music in urban settings. The discussion took place at a recent panel session at a state in-service conference for music educators. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States