Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Musical ExperienceRethinking Music Teaching and Learning$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Janet R. Barrett and Peter R. Webster

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199363032

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199363032.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 25 September 2020

“No Actual Teaching”

“No Actual Teaching”

Expanding Preservice Music Teachers’ Imaginaries of Teaching

(p.294) 17 “No Actual Teaching”
The Musical Experience

Teryl L. Dobbs

Oxford University Press

This chapter interrogates the systems of belief that preservice music educators carry with them as they journey through their undergraduate coursework, particularly as they negotiate new ideas and ways of thinking encountered in their praxial coursework. In doing so, the chapter examines who preservice teachers and their future students are, explores undergraduate preservice teachers’ imaginaries and beliefs about teaching, and narrows the focus to those discourses and beliefs that swirl around instrumental music teaching, to which many undergraduate music education students appear to cling tightly. Additionally, the chapter discusses students’ spaces of resistance when confronted with the expectations, knowledge, and dispositions that socially and culturally contextualize musical actions and meanings. How music education will move forward in the twenty-first century, how it will be structured, what it will include (or not), and those who will be the field’s teachers, scholars, and learners ultimately depends on music teacher educators.

Keywords:   preservice music educators, music, education, music teaching, spaces of resistance

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .