Effectiveness of preservice music teacher education programs: Perceptions of early-career music teachers

Ballantyne, Julie and Packer, Jan (2004) Effectiveness of preservice music teacher education programs: Perceptions of early-career music teachers. Music Education Research, 6 3: 299-312. doi:10.1080/1461380042000281749


Author Ballantyne, Julie
Packer, Jan
Title Effectiveness of preservice music teacher education programs: Perceptions of early-career music teachers
Journal name Music Education Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1461-3808
1469-9893
Publication date 2004-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/1461380042000281749
Volume 6
Issue 3
Start page 299
End page 312
Total pages 14
Place of publication Basingstoke, U.K.
Publisher Carfax Publishing (Taylor & Francis)
Language eng
Subject 130103 Higher Education
1303 Specialist Studies in Education
130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Abstract The quality of teaching in schools is directly linked to the quality of preservice preparation that teachers receive. This is particularly important in the area of music teacher education, given the unique challenges that classroom music teachers commonly face. This paper reports on research designed to investigate the knowledge and skills that early-career music teachers perceive to be necessary to function effectively in the classroom, and their perceptions of the effectiveness of current teacher education programs in preparing them to teach secondary classroom music. Questionnaires were completed by 76 secondary classroom music teachers in their first three years of teaching in Queensland, Australia. Importance-Performance Analysis was used to determine those areas of the preservice course that constituted a high priority for attention. The findings suggest that preservice teachers need increased support in their development of pedagogical content knowledge and skills, and non-pedagogical professional content knowledge and skills. This research provides an empirical basis for reconceptualising music teacher education courses and raises important issues that music teacher educators need to address in order to ensure that graduates are adequately prepared for classroom music teaching.
Keyword Early career music teachers
Music
Teacher education
Education programs
Q-Index Code C1

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