Date of Award
Master of Music
Brian L. Wilson
Dr. Delores Gauthier
Dr. David Sheldon
Masters Thesis-Open Access
Music educators from the Ohio Music Educators' Association were surveyed to investigate the special learner training received in undergraduate and graduate programs. The survey was designed to provide demographic data and information about course settings for special learner training, observations, "hands-on" experiences, topics covered in both undergraduate and graduate courses, and the need for additional training.
Of the 200 surveys sent to Ohio music educators, 83 usable responses were returned. Twenty-four percent (n=19) of the respondents reported having special learner training in their undergraduate programs. Of these 19, 42% were required to participate in observations, and 24% were required to have "hands-on" experiences. Fifteen percent (n=9) of 61 respondents reported having special learner training in their graduate programs. Of these 9, 3 were required to participate in observations, and 2 were required to have "hands-on" experiences. Implementations regarding undergraduate and graduate training programs in music education are discussed.
Nicholson, Dorianne J., "A Survey of the Special Learner Training of Music Educators in Ohio" (1996). Masters Theses. 5305.