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Kastner, Julie Derges; Reese, Jill; Pellegrino, Kristen; Russell, Heather A. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
In transitioning from the K-12 classroom to higher education, teacher educators often experience tensions and challenges, which may be due to a misalignment between their situational and substantial selves. While many researchers have explored identity transitions of teacher educators, more research is needed to understand this experience with…
Descriptors: Music, Music Teachers, Music Education, Professional Identity
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Nichols, Jeananne; Sullivan, Brian M. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2016
Though many pre-service music teachers have received exemplary instruction in their high school music programs, these programs may not be representative of the social, cultural, and economic diversity of their broader communities. This insularity may hinder their perceptions of their community as they step into an increasingly diverse school…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Field Experience Programs, Music Teachers, Teacher Education
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Fitzpatrick, Kate R. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2014
Within educational settings, well-developed web-based social networking technologies such as interactive weblogs (blogs) can serve to effectively facilitate and mediate interactions among members of a "community of practice" (Chong, 2008; Wenger, White, & Smith, 2009). The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of an…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Music, Music Education, Electronic Publishing
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Blair, Deborah V. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2013
In this study I explored, with Chelsea, her journey of becoming a music teacher. At the time of the study, Chelsea had completed her second year of teaching. Together, we revisited the artifacts of her undergraduate coursework and practicum experiences (journals, online forum posts, videotapes of her own teaching, written reflections of her…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Music Education, Personal Narratives, Video Technology
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Knowlton, Dave S. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2013
This article presents an empirical investigation of music education students' journals within a percussion methods course at a Midwestern university in the United States. The findings of this investigation raise issues about music education students' sense of self-awareness, specificity within the journals, and the predominance of discussions…
Descriptors: Music Education, Teaching Methods, Metacognition, Student Attitudes