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ERIC Number: EJ984165
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-8755-1233
Profile of an Effective Urban Music Educator
Baker, Vicki D.
Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, v31 n1 p44-54 Nov 2012
The purpose of this study was to develop a profile of an effective urban music educator in an effort to provide strategies for university teacher training programs to prepare students to teach in urban schools. The study examined urban music teachers' (N = 158) educational background, effective and ineffective characteristics, perceived challenges, and traits needed to sustain a long-term career. Results indicated that participants who attended urban schools themselves had longer tenures in urban schools than those who had not. The greatest challenges facing urban educators included discipline, uninvolved/unsupportive parents, cultural diversity, students' limited musical training/exposure, and unstable home environments. An effective urban music educator was described as being empathetic, patient, flexible, enthusiastic, and committed to students' learning. Career urban music teachers were portrayed as being flexible, compassionate/caring, determined/persistent, committed to working hard, loving and respectful of students, patient, and knowledgeable. Results are discussed in terms of implications for teacher preparation. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas