The distinctive nature of music education and music teacher education

Ballantyne, Julie (2001) The distinctive nature of music education and music teacher education. In: Designing educational research: theories, methods and practices. Post Pressed, Flaxton, Qld, Australia, pp. 1-12. ISBN 1-876682-27-2


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[Abstract]: To become a music teacher in Queensland secondary schools, it is necessary to qualify at tertiary level. The coursework paths that preservice teachers take prior to graduating as music teachers are found within the accredited education degrees, and although preservice teacher education courses in Queensland are regularly evaluated and upgraded, the effectiveness of music teacher education has not been considered separately. Furthermore, changes to the tertiary music teacher education curriculum have been at best haphazard and unsupported by research. This article argues that music education is distinctive within the school curriculum and as such music teachers and preservice music teachers require specialist skills to teach the subjects effectively. As a result it is argued that the nature of preservice music teacher education differs from general preservice teacher education, and so should be evaluated spearately.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Author retains copyright.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:31
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2016 00:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: music education, music teacher education, teacher education, music teachers, secondary, Queensland, distinctive, evaluation, separate, separately
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy

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