ERIC Number: EJ1125001
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Encouraging Students to Consider Music Education as a Future Profession
Porter, Ann M.; Payne, Phillip D.; Burrack, Frederick W.; Fredrickson, William E.
Journal of Music Teacher Education, v26 n2 p12-24 Feb 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the attitudes, communication, and opportunities provided by music teachers to encourage consideration of the music teaching profession. Survey participants (N = 436) were music educators from the Southeast (235), Midwest (51), and Southwest (149) National Association for Music Education regions of the United States. Fifty-two percent of respondents reported encouraging students to explore the music teaching profession, one third reported uncertainty about their encouragement of a music education career, and 21% indicated active discouragement. Personal job satisfaction, student music abilities, and constraints/forces outside the profession were factors for respondents who discourage students from the profession. A majority reported providing opportunities to explore the profession as a viable career option and those experiences reflected the authentic practices of the teaching profession. Professional development opportunities for in-service teachers in the encouragement of students toward music teaching should be strongly considered.
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Surveys, Preservice Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education, Majors (Students), Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Attitudes
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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