Collaborative Action for Change: Selected Proceedings from the 2007 Symposium on Music Teacher Education by Margaret SchmidtCollaborative Action for Change: Selected Proceedings from the 2007 Symposium on Music Teacher Education by Margaret Schmidt

Collaborative Action for Change: Selected Proceedings from the 2007 Symposium on Music Teacher…

byMargaret Schmidt

Paperback | December 15, 2009

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Collaborative Action for Change presents new directions in the preparation and lifelong professional development of music educators. The book's chapters are based on some of the most effective presentations from the 2007 Symposium on Music Teacher Education. The Symposium focused on examples of successful partnerships and collaborations between music teacher educators, classroom teachers, school and district administrators, and other individuals and organizations. Two invited keynote addresses, given by Marilyn Cochran-Smith (Boston College) and Don Gibson (Florida State University), raise important questions for music teacher educators to consider in shaping and assessing preservice teachers' learning experiences and curricula. Three chapters encourage expansion of college curricula to facilitate genuine interaction among preservice teachers, teacher educators, and the musics and cultures of their own and their students' worlds. Beginning teachers' socialization and skill development is explored by three authors. Examples of two effective university-school partnerships, as well as a collaborative effort among university faculty, discuss the challenges and rewards encountered in pursuing such cooperative ventures. Also included are descriptions of two different mentoring programs for novice and experienced music teachers, and suggestions for better preparing future music teacher educators. Together, the book's authors present concrete visions of music educators engaged in music teaching and learning, growing from discussions in classes, over coffee, and/or (often tedious) meetings, and taking individual and collective action for change in music teacher education.
Margaret Schmidt is associate professor of music education at Arizona State University (ASU), where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in music education and is director of the ASU String Project. Her research focuses on ways teachers, particularly beginners, think about teaching.
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Title:Collaborative Action for Change: Selected Proceedings from the 2007 Symposium on Music Teacher…Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.08 × 6.17 × 0.75 inPublished:December 15, 2009Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:160709326X

ISBN - 13:9781607093268

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 Keynote Addresses Chapter 5 Broad Visions of Music Teacher Education Curriculum Chapter 6 Perspectives on Music Teachers' Development Chapter 7 Partnerships in Music Teacher Education Chapter 8 Collaborations to Support Professional Development

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This collection of papers from the Proceedings of the SMTE 2007 conference represents some of the best thinking in music teacher education today. Built on issues related to practice, research and philosophical concerns, the authors capture differing perspectives and areas of interest, while putting forth ideas that articulate conceptual and curricular possibilities for music teacher education. That teacher development and collaborative partnerships form the core of papers is of no surprise. What is remarkable is the manner in which the collection is able to portray the complex nature of music teacher education, and how important it is for the profession to be informed and solidly grounded in a knowledge base that is itself complex and diverse. Well-organized and carefully edited, the Proceedings are a valuable professional resource-an important source for curriculum work and policy study and formation, as well as a guide for thinking about professional development in music teacher education.