Nora’s Story and the Mirror of Music Teacher Excellence – A Commentary

  • Magne Espeland

When reading stories from narrative research about music teachers and teaching which describe phenomena in great detail and complex contexts, I often say to myself, “Yes! This is what a music teacher’s life is like! This is the truth!” However, it does not take long before I return to my academic reality, realising that what I have just been reading is only one story, existing alongside a number of different stories, and that I would be in great academic trouble arguing that – on the basis of this story – “I have seen the light” with regard to what music teaching really is like.


Student Teacher Teacher Quality Affective Attribute Classroom Interaction Narrative Research 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Magne Espeland
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  1. 1.Stord/Haugesund University CollegeStord/Haugesund

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