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ERIC Number: EJ977867
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0255-7614
Developing Music Teacher Identities: An International Multi-Site Study
Ballantyne, Julie; Kerchner, Jody L.; Arostegui, Jose Luis
International Journal of Music Education, v30 n3 p211-226 Aug 2012
This study investigates pre-service music teacher's (PSMT) perceptions of their professional identities. University-level education students in the United States America (USA), Spain and Australia were all asked interview questions based on general themes relevant to teacher identity development, and their responses were subjected to content analysis. Similarities were found in their perceptions of the role of "music teacher" and their pre-university experiences/influences. Across the sites it seems that there was a dynamic and shifting relationship between PSMTs' understandings of themselves as "musicians" or as "teachers" during their university years. This study confirms previous research in the area and contributes to the field in its discovery that these themes are found across three international sites. Implications of the findings are discussed and recommendations made for future research and practice. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Spain; United States