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ERIC Number: EJ1112548
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1057-0837
Doctoral Students in Music Education: Occupational Identity, Career Intent and Commitment, and Confidence for Teaching in Higher Education
Martin, Lisa D.
Journal of Music Teacher Education, v26 n1 p13-27 Oct 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine music education doctoral students' shifting occupational identity beliefs, career intent and commitment, and overall confidence for teaching in higher education. A total of 124 music education doctoral students, enrolled at 29 institutions of higher education in the United States, completed a onetime, 29-item online questionnaire. Participants identified more strongly as music teacher educators than as K-12 music teachers, and they were more committed to pursuing a career in higher education than K-12 teaching on completing their degree. However, participants who taught K-12 music concurrently during the degree were more likely to consider returning to K-12 teaching on degree completion. Music education doctoral students demonstrated confidence in their ability to train future K-12 music educators but lacked confidence in their ability to achieve a high-quality life balance in higher education. Implications for music education doctoral programs are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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