Development of International-mindedness and Preferences for World Music in Teacher Preparation Coursework

Sharri K. VanAlstine, Alena V. Holmes


In higher education we aspire to prepare students to develop international-mindedness suited to become world citizens. The purpose of this study is (1) to investigate the development of international-mindedness during students’ participation in music methods coursework and (2) to find out how international-mindedness is related to preference for world music. Results indicate that participants grew in the characteristics of international-mindedness as well as in their preference for a wide variety of world music examples by the end of the semester.

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Journal of Education and Training Studies  ISSN 2324-805X (Print)   ISSN 2324-8068 (Online)

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