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ERIC Number: EJ900192
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4294
Instrumental Music Education Students' Perceptions of Tensions Experienced during Their Undergraduate Degree
Conway, Colleen; Eros, John; Pellegrino, Kristen; West, Chad
Journal of Research in Music Education, v58 n3 p260-275 Oct 2010
In response to recent concern regarding music education major retention and as an effort to contribute to the "lives of teachers" scholarship in music education, the primary research question for this study was: How do undergraduate students describe their lived experiences within the instrumental music education community? Data included a questionnaire from sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduate students (N = 34); researcher journals; 12 undergraduate student interviews; an undergraduate student focus group; and 6 study team meetings. What the authors learned from this inquiry is organized by the following themes: (a) participants perceive themselves as "different" from other music students; (b) participants perceive music education to be "different" within the music school; and (c) participants' musician/teacher identity changed throughout their experience. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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