This paper explores the ways in which narratives of the "real world" and narratives of resistance collide in teacher preparation programs. The author suggests that in this collision acts of resistance serve to perpetuate and reproduce the very systems these acts seek to interrogate and challenge. How then does this disconnect, between very different ways of seeing and engaging with the educative process, manifest not only for ourselves, but for our students? This paper seeks to address how teachers of teachers grapple with, and even embrace, the contradictions of powerlessness and empowerment that come from the mindful engagement embedded in this path.
"Embracing Powerlessness and Empowerment: Coexisting Contradictions within Teacher Preparation,"
Visions of Research in Music Education: Vol. 9, Article 7.
Available at: https://opencommons.uconn.edu/vrme/vol9/iss1/7