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Baker, David – British Journal of Music Education, 2014
With the support of the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), the life histories of five visually impaired (VI) musicians were collected and analysed between November 2011 and August 2012. This research was conducted as a pilot for a two-year, national investigation of VI musical participation, "Visually-impaired musicians'…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Blindness, Musicians, Foreign Countries
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Miller, John; Baker, David – British Journal of Music Education, 2007
This article explores music conservatoire undergraduates' career aspirations and notions of their pedagogical training, through biographical interviews with 16 students from the School of Wind and Percussion, Royal Northern College of Music. Findings suggest that pedagogical training, which begins in the second college year, serves as a catalyst…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Music Education, Occupational Aspiration, Interviews
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Baker, David – British Journal of Music Education, 2005
This article discusses music service teachers' notions of pedagogical competence and occupational prospects as they approach mid-career. Respondents were drawn from a comprehensive life history study of 28 Local Education Authority employees. Of this larger cohort, 20 individuals contributed to findings discussed here. Data were collected and…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Competence, Occupational Aspiration
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Baker, David – British Journal of Music Education, 2000
This article discusses inductee music service teachers (to 25 years of age). It explores how their lives, as perceived, shape current identities in teaching and result in several career problems. Respondents were drawn from a comprehensive life history study of 28 Local Education Authority employees. Of this larger cohort, four were age 25 years…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Biographies, Professional Identity