Constructing a Personal Orientation to Music Teaching
Growth, Inquiry, and Agency
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Constructing a Personal Orientation to Music Teaching: Growth, Inquiry, and Agency, Second Edition, promotes inquiry and reflection to facilitate teacher growth, lifelong learning, and a disposition toward educational change. Grounded in current theories in teacher education, the authors invite students to analyze their own experiences in order to conceptualize the complexity of teaching and to clarify their reasons for following this career path, urging teachers to be agents of change in school settings.
Since its initial publication a decade ago, new research and licensures—as well as political and social changes requiring an educated citizenry to be more responsive to diversity’s role in daily and musical life—demand an update. This second edition retains both the orientation and pedagogical perspectives of the first edition while introducing new features such as the "Take It to the Field" spotlight, which focuses on developing active field-based inquiry and observational skills and narrative analysis. The updates encompass a bevy of all-new material, including four new chapters exploring methodologies for studying the commonplace of the teacher, learner, subject matter, and context. Constructing a Personal Orientation to Music Teaching: Growth, Inquiry, and Agency, Second Edition, helps both music teacher educators and preservice teachers meet the challenges of modern teaching in proactive ways.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1—Starting the Journey: Developing a Personal View of Teaching and Learning / CHAPTER 2—Learning to Teach: From Student to Teacher / CHAPTER 3—Learning from Others: Looking forward to a Thriving Career in Music Teaching / CHAPTER 4—Orientations to Teacher Preparation / CHAPTER 5—Cultivating a Personal Orientation toward Change / CHAPTER 6—Teachers and Teaching: Understanding Curriculum As Inquiry and Stance / CHAPTER 7—Studying the Commonplace of the Teacher: Exploring Action and Practice / CHAPTER 8—Studying the Commonplace of Subject Matter: Examining Music in the Curriculum / CHAPTER 9—Studying the Commonplace of the Learner: Expanding Understandings of Students / CHAPTER 10—Studying the Commonplace of Context: Cultivating Knowledge of Schools and Awareness of Place / Epilogue / Appendix 1: Take It to the Field Observation Forms / Appendix 2: How to Use This Book
Mark Robin Campbell is Professor of Music Education at the Crane School of Music, State University of New York at Potsdam.
Linda K. Thompson is an independent scholar; formerly Professor of Music Education at Lee University, Cleveland, TN.
Janet Revell Barrett is Professor of Music Education and the Marilyn Pflederer Zimmerman Endowed Chair in Music Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.