This research explores the perceptions of pre-service music educators (n=53) regarding their awareness of and ability to implement the National Standards for Music Education. A survey was used to obtain the perceptions, and included statements regarding importance, interest, responsibility, training, time, and resources to implement the standards as whole, and each content standard. Responses were indicated on a Likert scale. Participants responded to the survey before and after the introductory course in their music education curriculum. During this course, they had experiences with the standards. Results include that favorable perceptions toward implementation of the standards increased after students engaged in experiences with the standards. The most favorably perceived standards are the reading and notating standard followed by the evaluating standard. Least favorably perceived is the composing standard, followed the understanding relationships, and improvising standards.
Riley, Patricia E.
"Pre-Service Music Educators’ Perceptions of the
National Standards for Music Education,"
Visions of Research in Music Education: Vol. 14, Article 5.
Available at: https://opencommons.uconn.edu/vrme/vol14/iss1/5