Articles about Preservice Teachers

"I'm Supposed to Enjoy Teaching, but I Just Dread This": Preservice Teachers' Reflections on Field Experience Teaching Episodes
Visions of Research in Music Education (2015) Vol. 26, pp. 1-23

The purpose of this research was to examine preservice teachers' journal reflections that were associated with school-based teaching episodes in an instrumental music education methods course. The specific research questions associated with this study included (a) what topics to preservice ...

Beliefs of Applied Studio Faculty on Desirable Traits of Prospective Music Education Majors: A Pilot Study
Journal of Music Teacher Education (Online) (2015) Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 78-94

The purpose of this pilot study was to examine the beliefs of applied music faculty on desirable traits of prospective music education majors. Researcher-designed surveys were sent electronically to applied music faculty at 12 National Association of Schools of Music-accredited ...

Beyond Mentoring: A Review of Literature Detailing the Need for Additional and Alternative Forms of Support for Novice Music Teachers
Update (2015) Vol. 33, No. 2, pp. 41-48

Support for music teachers new to the profession is important and necessary. Some school districts use traditional mentor-mentee pairings as their primary support for novice music teachers; however, many factors in the professional lives of music teachers, such as traveling ...

'Are you in a band?!': Participatory music-making in music teacher education
International Journal of Community Music (2015) Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 59-72

This article is the account of a music teacher educator, a doctoral student (teaching assistant) and a pre-service music teacher regarding the impact that an innovative course offering at a large research university in the south-eastern United States had on ...

The Experiences of First-Year Music Teachers: A Literature Review
Update (2015) Vol. 33, No. 2, pp. 65-72

The purpose of this literature review is to examine research focused on first-year music educators in an effort to present recommendations for preservice music teacher education and research. The three bodies of literature presented include the following: challenges faced by ...

Preservice Music Teachers' Recognition of Western Art Music Found in Popular Culture
Journal of Music Teacher Education (Online) (2014) Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 65-75

The purpose of this study was to investigate preservice educators' knowledge of basic information about classical repertoire found in popular culture. Specifically, preservice music teachers answered whether they (a) had heard the music before, (b) could name the titles of ...

Preservice Classroom Teachers' Preconceived Attitudes, Confidence, Beliefs, and Self-Efficacy Toward Integrating Music in the Elementary Curriculum
Update (2014) Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 52-59

Preservice elementary education majors are required at many colleges and universities to take a course in music methods to become certified in their field. These courses are offered because they are a valuable component of a well-rounded liberal arts education ...

An Examination of Music Student Teaching Seminars at Midwestern Universities
Journal of Music Teacher Education (Online) (2014) Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 51-64

This study was designed to (a) provide teacher educators and researchers with information about the structure and content of music student teaching seminars by gathering data on current practices and (b) examine whether the perceived needs of music student teachers ...

Developing Reflective Practitioners: Using Video-Cases in Music Teacher Education
Journal of Music Teacher Education (Online) (2013) Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 11-19

Developing reflective habits in preservice teachers is an important task of teacher education. The use of teaching cases in preservice and inservice teacher education has been strongly supported as a tool to promote this process of reflection in education research ...

Silent Partners: Uncovering Middle School and High School Students' Perceptions of Their Roles in Two School-University Partnerships
Update (2012) Vol. 31, No. 1, pp. 63-71

The purpose of this study was to explore middle school and high school band students' perceptions of two ongoing school-university partnerships. Interviews and focus group interviews were conducted with school students to capture their unique perspectives and to support the ...