Becoming music teachers: preservice music teachers' early beliefs about music teaching and learning
Kos, Ronald P.
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Citation (published version)Ronald P Kos. 2018. "Becoming music teachers: preservice music teachers' early beliefs about music teaching and learning." Music Education Research, Volume 20, Issue 5, pp. 560 - 572 (13). https://doi.org/10.1080/14613808.2018.1484436
A major component in the socialisation of teachers is the development of a belief system, which is closely related to their identities. A better understanding of the belief systems and identities of preservice teachers when they begin the process of secondary socialisation could influence approaches to teacher preparation. The purpose of this study was to understand preservice teachers’ initial beliefs about music education as well as their conceptualisations of their identities. Data were drawn from selected assignments completed by students who were enrolled in an introductory-level music education course at a university in the northeastern United States. Through an analysis of the data using a constant comparative approach, three broad themes emerged: A desire to share and develop passion; expressing, feeling, and emotional growth; and providing opportunities for all students. Implications for teacher educators and suggestions for further research are discussed.
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