Roberto Cremades-Andreu y Desirée García-Gil

Musical training of the Degree in Primary Education in the context of Madrid

As a result of the appearance in 2007 of the regulations governing the degree in Primary Teaching (PT), it now possible that generalist teachers might teach music without having any specific qualification in it. This research is intended to ascertain the extent to which students on the Primary Teaching degree feel that they are enabled to deliver this subject, using an ad hoc questionnaire for this purpose, which uses a reference point the music education curriculum content. A total of 301 students from three public universities in the Community of Madrid were surveyed after they took the music module in the 2013‑2014 academic year. The results obtained support the data from other similar international studies (Hallam et al., 2009; Watt, 2000), which reveal a marked shortfall in the music training received by future primary school teachers.

 

Keywords: music education, primary education, teacher training, generalist teachers, teachers competence