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ERIC Number: EJ814923
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1532-8090
The Occupational Aspirations and Expectations of Music Education Majors in Mexico
Devroop, Karendra; Aguilar, Beatriz
Research and Issues in Music Education, v4 n1 p1-8 Sep 2006
The purpose of this study was to investigate the occupational aspirations and expectations of students majoring in music education in Mexico. This study utilized the population of students majoring in music education at the National School of Music (NSM) at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. A questionnaire that was developed, pilot-tested and utilized in a previous study on aspirations and expectations (Ramnunan, 2001) was modified and used to obtain data in this study. Results revealed a disparity in the types of occupations students aspired or preferred to have and the occupations they realistically expected to obtain. While the majority of students indicated they aspired to a combination of occupations, most students indicated they expected to be engaged in performance. Teaching was among the least aspired occupations with less than 9% of respondents indicating they would prefer to teach exclusively. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
University of St. Thomas. Graduate Programs in Music Education, Loras Hall 103, 2115 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105. Tel: 651-962-5729; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mexico