Understanding the Ties that Bind and the Possibilities for Change

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
David Teachout, Associate Professor; Department Chair (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: The author describes how contemporary music education at the secondary level has fallen short of Dr. Charles Leonhard's vision for developing musical understanding and musical responsiveness in all students and cites several historical events as pivotal in promoting the profession's current path. The author then challenges this generalization by describing the professional practices of a forward-thinking high school band director who epitomizes Leonhard's ideal of a music teacher and serves as a model for professional dispositions. The author also offers social interaction theory as a promising foundation on which to assemble a music teacher education program capable of producing teachers with dispositions that serve the highest goals of the music education profession.

Additional Information

Arts Education Policy Review
Language: English
Date: 2007
music education, music teacher education, professional dispositions, secondary level, social interaction theory

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