Gender issues in instrumental music teaching in Australian conservatoriums

Zhukov, Katie (2006) Gender issues in instrumental music teaching in Australian conservatoriums. Research Studies in Music Education, 26 1: 22-36. doi:10.1177/1321103X060260010501

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Author Zhukov, Katie
Title Gender issues in instrumental music teaching in Australian conservatoriums
Journal name Research Studies in Music Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1321-103X
Publication date 2006-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1321103X060260010501
Volume 26
Issue 1
Start page 22
End page 36
Total pages 15
Place of publication Crawley, Australia
Publisher Sage
Language eng
Subject 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing
Abstract Research into gender issues has provided clear results in stereotyping of instruments, personality and androgyny of musicians, and teaching styles in universities. The application of these findings to studio teaching at tertiary level is yet to be evaluated. This study analysed a large body of data from observation of 12 master teachers in Australian Conservatoriums in order to draw conclusions on gender differences in lesson structure, content, teaching methodology and teacher/ student relationship. Student behaviour was also examined to provide valuable insight to teachers on gender differences among advanced instrumentalists. Teachers and students were found to behave in strongly stereotyped manner across all areas: domineering male teachers and facilitating female teachers, assertive male students and compliant female students. The findings have implications for understanding of gender issues in instrumental music teaching at conservatoriums.
Keyword Gender
Music teaching
Teacher/ student relationship
Q-Index Code C1

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