Music teacher education

Marina W Y WONG*

*Corresponding author for this work

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Education
PublisherElsevier Ltd.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780080448947
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

User-Defined Keywords

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


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