Teaching ambition

A case study of high school music students

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Music teacher socialisation (MTS) has received increased attention in music education research, but few researchers have explored MTS with students during their primary socialisation, or pre-college, years. The purpose of this qualitative multiple case study was to examine the perspectives of high school music students who plan to pursue a music teaching career. Participants were a purposeful sample selected from an outreach honor choir at a large Southwestern university in the USA. Data included one formal interview with each participant, field notes from observations of the outreach honor choir and participants' visual representations of music teachers. Three themes resulted from data analysis: (1) MTS, (2) ideal music teacher and (3) expressed music teacher identity. Implications for practice in K-12 and university education are included, as well as suggestions for further research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-364
Number of pages18
JournalMusic Education Research
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2012

Fingerprint

music teacher
music
Socialisation
Teaching
school
student
honor
music lessons
university education
Music Students
Music Teacher
Ambition
High School
data analysis
career
Socialization
university
interview

Keywords

  • music teaching
  • primary socialisation
  • teacher identity
  • teacher recruitment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Music
  • Education

Cite this

Teaching ambition : A case study of high school music students. / Draves, Tami J.

In: Music Education Research, Vol. 14, No. 3, 01.09.2012, p. 347-364.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{0e224c4e6fcb42468d7ccaa07b0a9ca9,
title = "Teaching ambition: A case study of high school music students",
abstract = "Music teacher socialisation (MTS) has received increased attention in music education research, but few researchers have explored MTS with students during their primary socialisation, or pre-college, years. The purpose of this qualitative multiple case study was to examine the perspectives of high school music students who plan to pursue a music teaching career. Participants were a purposeful sample selected from an outreach honor choir at a large Southwestern university in the USA. Data included one formal interview with each participant, field notes from observations of the outreach honor choir and participants' visual representations of music teachers. Three themes resulted from data analysis: (1) MTS, (2) ideal music teacher and (3) expressed music teacher identity. Implications for practice in K-12 and university education are included, as well as suggestions for further research.",
keywords = "music teaching, primary socialisation, teacher identity, teacher recruitment",
author = "Draves, {Tami J}",
year = "2012",
month = "9",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1080/14613808.2012.685463",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "14",
pages = "347--364",
journal = "Music Education Research",
issn = "1461-3808",
publisher = "Routledge",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Teaching ambition

T2 - A case study of high school music students

AU - Draves, Tami J

PY - 2012/9/1

Y1 - 2012/9/1

N2 - Music teacher socialisation (MTS) has received increased attention in music education research, but few researchers have explored MTS with students during their primary socialisation, or pre-college, years. The purpose of this qualitative multiple case study was to examine the perspectives of high school music students who plan to pursue a music teaching career. Participants were a purposeful sample selected from an outreach honor choir at a large Southwestern university in the USA. Data included one formal interview with each participant, field notes from observations of the outreach honor choir and participants' visual representations of music teachers. Three themes resulted from data analysis: (1) MTS, (2) ideal music teacher and (3) expressed music teacher identity. Implications for practice in K-12 and university education are included, as well as suggestions for further research.

AB - Music teacher socialisation (MTS) has received increased attention in music education research, but few researchers have explored MTS with students during their primary socialisation, or pre-college, years. The purpose of this qualitative multiple case study was to examine the perspectives of high school music students who plan to pursue a music teaching career. Participants were a purposeful sample selected from an outreach honor choir at a large Southwestern university in the USA. Data included one formal interview with each participant, field notes from observations of the outreach honor choir and participants' visual representations of music teachers. Three themes resulted from data analysis: (1) MTS, (2) ideal music teacher and (3) expressed music teacher identity. Implications for practice in K-12 and university education are included, as well as suggestions for further research.

KW - music teaching

KW - primary socialisation

KW - teacher identity

KW - teacher recruitment

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84866069864&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84866069864&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/14613808.2012.685463

DO - 10.1080/14613808.2012.685463

M3 - Article

VL - 14

SP - 347

EP - 364

JO - Music Education Research

JF - Music Education Research

SN - 1461-3808

IS - 3

ER -