In search of a holistic view of the qualities of music teachers

Carrillo, Carmen and Vilar, Merce and Baguley, Margaret ORCID: (2012) In search of a holistic view of the qualities of music teachers. In: 19th International Seminar of the ISME Commission for Music in Schools and Teacher Education (MISTEC 2012): Practising Music Education: Theory and Practice of Teaching Music in Schools and Universities, 9-13 Jul 2012, Komotini, Greece.


The search for teacher quality has been one of the priorities in the field of educational research during the last decade. The studies about teacher quality, however, have often focused on the technical, objective and easily measurable aspects of the profession and have ignored other
personal qualities that are essential for an effective practice (Day, 2002; Flores, Hilton, Klonari, Nilsen & Snoek, 2008; Korthagen, 2004). In this paper we seek to identify the qualities of music teachers in primary and secondary education by investigating the links between both
dimensions through a combination of the competence and humanistic paradigms. These perspectives allowed us to ascertain a number of competences considered necessary for an effective practice and to describe a series of personal aspects which revealed themselves as being essential for the successful performance of the participating teachers. Some aspects such as the need to acknowledge and value the moral and emotional dimensions of teachers and professional self-development were evident in this study. Although each perspective focuses on different dimensions of teachers, the results reveal that a balance between both sides of the
technical and personal aspects of teachers is not only possible but necessary. The findings provide important insights for specialist music educators, teacher education programs and those who are considering a career in this field.

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Additional Information: © International Society for Music Education 2012. The 19th ISME Music in School and Teacher Education Commission International Seminar, is part of the ISME 30th World Conference.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2012 06:12
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2016 05:05
Uncontrolled Keywords: teacher quality; professional competences; teacher identities; holistic approach; professional development
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy

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