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De Vries, Peter – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2010
This article examines the current music preferences of grade 6 children (12-13-year-olds) in an Australian primary school and the way these children engage with music. Data were collected in three phases, comprising a written questionnaire administered to all 86 students, focus group interviews with 12 of these children, and observation of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Activities, Focus Groups, Grade 6
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Rosevear, Jennifer C. – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2010
Students' beliefs about why they may or may not be successful in various pursuits can influence the extent to which they are likely to invest effort in these pursuits and which in turn affects the level of achievement likely to be experienced. Attributional beliefs assign causes for success and failure to a range of factors, including ability,…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Activities, High School Students, Educational Practices
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Bennett, Dawn – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2010
Managing the teaching-research-creative practice nexus is a concern for everyone working in higher music education, particularly those involved with the supervision and mentorship of graduate students and early career academics. This paper takes as its subject the new Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), drawing examples from research…
Descriptors: Music Education, Foreign Countries, Music Teachers, College Faculty
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Rickard, Nikki S.; Vasquez, Jorge T.; Murphy, Fintan; Gill, Anneliese; Toukhsati, Samia R. – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2010
Previous research has demonstrated a benefit of music training on a number of cognitive functions including verbal memory performance. The impact of school-based music programs on memory processes is however relatively unknown. The current study explored the effect of increasing frequency and intensity of classroom-based instrumental training…
Descriptors: Verbal Learning, Program Effectiveness, Memory, Memorization
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Klopper, Christopher – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2010
Cultural boundaries are no longer geographically dictated. This intercultural music making initiative made provision for the social cohesion of the North-West University, South Africa Tswana students as they prepared musical artefacts for "export" that convey, confirm and explore their culture of birth. Advancement in emerging digital…
Descriptors: Music, Foreign Countries, Internet, Technological Advancement
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Heyning, Lyndell – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2010
Primary schools are such busy demanding places. Educators are concerned with a crowded curriculum and high emphasis placed on the development and cultivation of literacy and numeracy concepts. Teachers are generally concerned with the delivery and teaching expectations of all key learning areas of the primary school curriculum. However, the…
Descriptors: Singing, Program Effectiveness, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
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Munday, Jenni; Smith, Wyverne – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2010
Pre-service teacher degree programs are increasingly crowded with subjects covering the wide gamut of knowledge a teacher requires. Ensuring musical knowledge and language for classroom teaching poses a difficult problem for teacher educators. This article examines the challenges of including in the pre-service classroom teaching program a music…
Descriptors: Music Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Music Theory, Creative Activities
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Jeanneret, Neryl – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2010
Musical Futures is a music learning program that was established in the United Kingdom in 2003. It aims to make secondary classroom music more relevant to young people through engaging them in the informal learning practices of real world musicians, recognising that the way in which popular musicians learn is quite different from the pedagogy of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Informal Education, Music, Musicians
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Brand, Manny – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2009
This article reviews and analyzes selected past and current research approaches in the study of music teacher effectiveness. Early "teacher characteristic studies" are discussed along with the role of these first-generation studies in attempting to identify personal qualities and characteristics of apparently effective or ineffective teachers.…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Music, Research Methodology, Program Effectiveness
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Bugeja, Clare – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2009
This article investigates parental involvement in the musical education of violin students and the changing role of the parents' across the learning process. Two contexts were compared, one emphasising the Suzuki methodology and the other a "traditional" approach. Students learning "traditionally" are typically taught note reading from the…
Descriptors: Music Education, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Teaching Methods
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Darrow, Alice-Ann; Novak, Julie; Swedberg, Olivia; Horton, Monica; Rice, Brenda – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2009
The purpose of the paper was to examine the effect of participation in a music mentorship program on the self-esteem and attitudes of at-risk students. Participants (N = 24) were adolescent girls enrolled in a special program for secondary students who are at risk for academic failure and who are experiencing conflict in school and at home.…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Mentors, Intervention
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McCord, Kimberly – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2009
Students with communication disabilities present challenges to general music teachers with inclusive music classrooms. Typically, students perform, compose and improvise with others in the class, but students with physical disabilities that include communication difficulties or students with autism are left out or at best marginally participate.…
Descriptors: Music Education, Communication Strategies, Creative Activities, Autism
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Zhukov, Katie – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2009
This paper reviews latest research findings on practising in an attempt to encourage studio music teachers to trial new approaches. Literature shows that expert performers begin learning an instrument at an early age, and sustain and increase their deliberate practice over at least 10 years. A certain amount of practice hours is needed to achieve…
Descriptors: Motivation, Music Teachers, Teaching Methods, Music Education
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Garvis, Susanne – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2009
Significant research has been conducted into the positive effects of arts education on social and intellectual development of students across the ages of 10-15 years. Teacher competence for teaching the arts however does not appear to be as positive. A worldwide trend suggests pre-service teachers exhibit low confidence and content knowledge for…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Investigations, Self Efficacy, Cognitive Processes
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Hardcastle, Adam – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2009
The National Review of School Music Education has systematically documented the variations in quality and accessibility of school music education in Australia. Rural and remote schools were found to be particularly vulnerable to relatively poorer quality and accessibility. These findings were not new; they echoed similar observations made by…
Descriptors: Music Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Access to Education
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