In the “country of Zoltán Kodály” music teaching, even today, is at international standards quality and instrumental education takes place in numerous institutions.
In my presentation, I would introduce the educational system of Hungarian music schools, their opportunities and difficulties. Emphasising the education of students needing special treatment. (Special educational needs, integration-, learning- and behavioural difficulty, talent.)
In the spring, I made a nation-wide questionnaire in which I asked instrumental music teachers - working in state-run institutions - about; the difficulties they face in connection with the education of special needs students, their attitudes towards self-development and further trainings. For this - Különleges bánásmódot igénylő növendékek a zeneiskolákban - hangszeres tanárok kérdőíve (Special Needs Students in Music Schools - Instrumental Music Teachers' Questionnaire) - 240 pedagogues responded. Answers came from every corner of the country. 62% of the respondents do not feel prepared educating special needs students, while 45% of them teach these students currently. 186 agree that lifelong learning is important, but 70% are not satisfied with the further trainings in the formal framework. For the question, whether they would like to join a further methodology training, 85% answered “yes”.
In light of these, my main goal is to reflect on the collected data by organising a further methodology training for music school teachers so that every child could receive appropriate musical education. I mean to present a part of all this work.
Laura Majtényi, Eszterházy Károly Catholic University, Hungary