Document Type

Book Chapter

Department/Unit

Department of Education Studies

Title

Music teacher education

Language

English

Abstract

This article introduces the diverse types of music teachers in the job market. It briefly describes the music teacher education systems of selected countries (in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and in the Southern Hemisphere) as well as the curricular components found in the music teacher education programs of these countries. The current challenges relating to music teacher education are discussed. These challenges include education reforms, professional partnership, musical cultures and world music, mass media, computer technology, and supply of music teachers. In response to these issues, some suggestions on the future directions of music teacher education are made. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Keywords

Assessment, Computer technology, Curriculum, Education reform, Mass media education, Professional development, Professional partnership, Teacher education systems, Teacher qualifications, Teacher supply

Publication Date

2010

Source Publication Title

International encyclopedia of education (Third Edition)

Editors

Peterson, Penelope L. ; Baker, Eva L. ; McGaw, Barry

Volume

3rd

Start Page

706

End Page

711

Publisher

Elsevier

DOI

10.1016/B978-0-08-044894-7.00636-9

ISBN (electronic)

9780080448947

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