ERIC Number: EJ906240
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
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Musical Involvement outside School: How Important Is It for Student-Teachers in Secondary Education?
British Journal of Music Education, v27 n2 p151-170 Jul 2010
This study aims to assess the perceived impact of Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) music students' engagement in music making outside school on their teaching. Fifty-one students training to become secondary school music teachers in England were asked to report on the perceived impact that their participation in music making outside school had on their lives during their training and on its expected impact as a qualified music teacher. They believed that being musically involved outside school has both personal and professional benefits for them as it has the potential to increase their anticipated job satisfaction as qualified teachers and help them become better teachers. They all expressed a desire to be involved in such musical activities as qualified music teachers because they felt that these can help them maintain their enthusiasm, be more confident and motivated, and keep their technique and performance standards to a high level.
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Job Satisfaction, Foreign Countries, Music Teachers, Student Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Qualifications, Graduate Study, Student Teacher Attitudes, Student Motivation, Self Efficacy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)