Making it real : pre-service music teacher education students ideas about artists-in-schools
Joseph, Dawn and Southcott, Jane 2009, Making it real : pre-service music teacher education students ideas about artists-in-schools, in ASME 2009 : Proceedings of the XVIIth National Conference, Australian Society for Music Education Inc., [Launceston, Tasmania], pp. 91-95.
ASME 2009 : Proceedings of the XVIIth National Conference
American Society of Mechanical Engineers Conference
Australian Society for Music Education Inc.
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Globally teacher educators try to prepare culturally inclusive students in an ever-crowded curriculum It is difficult to give students in-depth experiences of other musics and their cultural contexts. In schools, teachers are also faced with the. same challenges. This shortfall may be met by artists-in-schools programs. This paper focuses on the perceptions of pre-service music educators concerning artists-in- schools programs. The study builds on ongoing research (2003-2008), Intercultural attitudes of preservice music education students, between Deakin and Monash universities. Australia only the 2008 interviews (analysed using interpretative Phenomenological Analysis) are discussed. The paper reports only on one aspect that underpins artists-in-schools programs — the importance of authentic practice. Although international studies have, provided insights into artists-in—schools programs little attention has been paid to pre-service specialist music teacher understandings of such programs. It is imperative to know the attitudes that our teachers carry with theta into their future professional engagement The findings of this study provide insight into the need br artists-in-schools programs and the ways in which teachers can link theory to practice, fill in omissions in their own knowledge, skills and understandings. and also heighten student understandings of multicultural musics.
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930599 Education and Training Systems not elsewhere classified