ERIC Number: EJ1169008
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Got 'Em on a String: The Skills, Knowledge and Attributes of Group String Teachers in Queensland
Ashton, Graham R.; Klopper, Christopher J.
International Journal of Music Education, v36 n1 p58-68 Feb 2018
There appear to be considerable differences in the outcomes of group string teaching programs in Queensland. Some teachers appear to be able to generate, manage, and administrate highly efficacious programs; others seem to experience difficulty transferring the knowledge and skills required for students to become successful string players. As a case study with multiple participants, this investigation set out to document the reflections of mid-career group string teachers, observe the outcomes of their programs and teaching methods, and establish a preliminary collective profile of skills, knowledge, and attributes. Key findings include a high degree of overlap in the participant profiles, and the potential for further research into undergraduate training and post-tertiary supervision of group string teachers entering the workforce. Implications of the study include the need to appraise current undergraduate programs preparing group instrumental teachers in Australia, and the necessity for developing strategies to mentor these graduates in their early teaching years.
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Music, Music Teachers, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Teaching Methods, Observation, Semi Structured Interviews, Mentors, Undergraduate Study
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Australia