The peer support attachment scheme for school choral teacher trainer and mentor

Wai Ying Paulina WONG, W. Jane DAVIDSON

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This study concerned the development of reflective practices for both a choral teacher trainer and a mentor working in a school rehearsal setting. An overall aim was to investigate the development of a mentoring process for choral teacher training. Data were generated from participants through self-reflection, focusing on aspects for a comprehensive model for choral teacher training. Owing to the practical nature of the study, the study was regarded as ethnography, in a form of participant observation. The work had the added value of being part of a trial peer support attachment scheme for a teacher-training institute. It was regarded as a way of training academic staff as well as school teachers and students. The results of the investigation revealed that this kind of reflection-in-action could produce a very positive cycle of reflection for both the teacher trainer and the mentor. Copyright © 2008 USF CoTA School of Music.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-65
JournalMusic Education Research International
Publication statusPublished - 2008


teacher training
teachers' training institute
participant observation
value added


Wong, P. W. Y. & Davidson, J. W. (2008). The peer support attachment scheme for school choral teacher trainer and mentor. Music Education Research International, 2, 51-65.