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ERIC Number: EJ1215595
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0190-4922
The Preparation of Music Teacher Educators to Use and Teach Assessment
Parkes, Kelly A.; Rawlings, Jared R.
Contributions to Music Education, v44 p145-165 2019
Preparing to become a music teacher educator is a complex process and one component of this process should be learning to model, demonstrate, and teach assessment practices to preservice music educators. The purpose of this exploratory qualitative study was to discover how, and to what extent, music teacher educators (MTEs) are educated about assessment. A secondary purpose was to uncover whether related concerns or assurances exist within the context of music teacher education for MTEs. Respondents (N = 149) completed a questionnaire designed to determine music teacher educators' preparation to use and teach assessment. We found that more respondents had experience with assessment preparation at the graduate level, rather than the undergraduate level. Respondents described multiple concerns with the sequence and importance of assessment in their preparation and education experiences. Recommendations for enhancing music teacher educator preparation, specifically with respect to assessment, and suggestions for future research are given.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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