Music teacher training in Primary Education in France and Italy


  • Nerea Muruamendiaraz University of Navarra
  • José Antonio Ordoñana Universities of Navarra and País Vasco
  • Arturo Goldaracena University of Navarra

Palabras clave:

Initial teacher training, Music education, Primary Education, European Space for Higher Education (ESHE)


Initial teacher training is basic in the preparation of teachers. With the upcoming of the European Space for Higher Education, many changes are coming to these programmes to train teachers, with a new profile leading towards generalists in many countries. In this paper we briefly describe the situation of France and Italy with regard to the initial teacher training in Primary Education and music education. We also discuss the lessons we can learn from these programmes which might be useful in other settings.