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Roberts, J. Christopher – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
This study compared primary student preference for competitive and non-competitive singing games. Students in three intact classes of second graders (n = 65) and three classes of fourth graders (n = 67) at one school in the USA served as subjects. After playing a pair of games, one competitive and one non-competitive, over the course of five…
Descriptors: Music Education, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Preferences
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Muhonen, Sari – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
The study reported in this article investigates students' experiences (n = 41) of their primary school songcrafting, examining the potential to support creative agency within school music education programmes. Songcrafting refers to a collaborative composing practice in which everyone is considered to be a capable creator of melodies and lyrics,…
Descriptors: Music Education, Student Experience, Cooperative Learning, Creative Activities
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Ehrlin, Anna – British Journal of Music Education, 2015
This study uses observations and interviews to investigate how the leadership at three Swedish preschools in Sweden has impacted the didactic choices made. Two of these preschools use music as a tool for stimulating language and social development, while the third preschool serves as a comparison. The inspiration that the leadership has brought to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Instructional Leadership, Music
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Swain, Nicola; Bodkin-Allen, Sally – British Journal of Music Education, 2014
Singing is an important part of teaching for early childhood teachers. However, some teachers find this difficult and may even identify themselves as "tone-deaf". We invited a group of early childhood teachers who self-identified as "tone-deaf" to participate in a study to investigate their beliefs and behaviours about singing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Singing, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
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Mapana, Kedmon – British Journal of Music Education, 2011
This article examines the musical enculturation and early education of Wagogo children of the Dodoma region in central Tanzania. In support of the enculturation premise, long-standing practices in musical enculturation among the Wagogo are described, most of which are continuing today. The Wagogo hold to the belief that the behaviours of both…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Cultural Education, Young Children
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Ruismäki, Heikki; Tereska, Tarja – British Journal of Music Education, 2008
This article reports on a retrospective study of Finnish pre-service elementary teachers' assessments of their musical experiences in nursery school and elementary and secondary school and real-time study of their experiences in teacher training. The participants (N = 590) had received musical instruction in five age groups (4-6 years, 7-12 years,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Preschool Education
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Hall, Clare – British Journal of Music Education, 2005
This article derives from a research project investigating the singing behaviour of a group of Australian boys in their first year of school. The project showed that the genesis of the "missing male" trend in singing at school may be occurring in early childhood. The impact of hegemonic masculinity in early childhood is explored here by…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Males, Singing, Child Behavior