The Future of Education

Edition 14

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The Formation of Cultural Responsiveness Among Majority Pre-service Music Teachers: A Case Study in China

Muxi Tang, Shenyang Conservatory of Music (China)


Author: Muxi Tang

Shenyang conservatory of music, China

([email protected])

This research examines the expanding floating ethnic minority population and its impact on majority educators in music teaching. Seven majority music teachers in ethnic minority schools participated, revealing the evolution of cultural responsiveness in teaching. The study identifies mindset shifts, learning initiatives, and teaching methodology overhauls. Positive aspects include heightened cultural awareness and innovative music projects, but challenges like a vague understanding of other ethnic music cultures and inadequate professional preparedness were noted. Emphasizing the pivotal role of cultural responsiveness, the study advocates for teacher pedagogy that prioritizes its cultivation and supports intercultural communication. It investigates how educational history, personal experiences, and professional background influence cultural responsiveness in Han pre-service music educators, emphasizing its significance in enhancing music instruction and driving educational innovation. The findings provide valuable insights for advancing music education and improving teachers' cultural responsiveness.

Keywords: Pre-service teacher   Qualitative research  Cultural responsiveness  Musical education

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