Department of Education Studies
Music teacher education
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.
Assessment, Computer technology, Curriculum, Education reform, Mass media education, Professional development, Professional partnership, Teacher education systems, Teacher qualifications, Teacher supply
Source Publication Title
International encyclopedia of education (Third Edition)
Peterson, Penelope L. ; Baker, Eva L. ; McGaw, Barry
Link to Publisher's Edition
Wong, M.W.-y.. "Music teacher education." International encyclopedia of education (Third Edition) 3rd (2010): 706-711.