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Garnett, James – British Journal of Music Education, 2013
The distinction between learning to perform on an instrument or voice and learning music in a wider sense is one that is made in many countries, and is especially pertinent in England in the context of recent policy developments. This article argues that, whilst this distinction has come to represent curricula based on the opposing paradigms of…
Descriptors: Criticism, Music Education, Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning)
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Garvis, Susanne; Pendergast, Donna – British Journal of Music Education, 2012
For students in Years 1-10 in Queensland, Australia, The Arts (hereafter referred to as "arts") is one of eight Key Learning Areas in the core curriculum. Yet, while arts--comprising five strands including music--is a mandatory component of the curriculum, implementation varies widely. This occurs for a range of reasons, one of which is…
Descriptors: Music Education, Art Education, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Implementation
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Locke, Linda; Locke, Terry – British Journal of Music Education, 2011
How might primary students utilise the stimulus of a painting in a collaborative composition drawing on a non-conventional sound palette of their own making? This practitioner research features 17 recorder players from a Year 6 class (10-11-year-olds) who attend a West Auckland primary school in New Zealand. These children were invited to…
Descriptors: Music Education, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Musical Instruments
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Murphy, Fintan; Rickard, Nikki; Gill, Anneliese; Grimmett, Helen – British Journal of Music Education, 2011
Although there are many examples of notable string programmes there has been relatively little comparative analysis of these programmes. This paper examines three benchmark string programmes (The University of Illinois String Project, The Tower Hamlets String Teaching Project and Colourstrings) alongside Music4All, an innovative string programme…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Musical Instruments, Music Education
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Anttila, Mikko – British Journal of Music Education, 2010
Almost every Finnish child and adolescent takes an interest in music in some form. However, many young people feel dissatisfaction with what music education institutions provide and fail to find them motivating. According to the results of a series of empirical studies, school music education can have a negative effect on many pupils and undermine…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Foreign Countries, Performance Factors
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Lilliedahl, Jonathan; Georgii-Hemming, Eva – British Journal of Music Education, 2009
This article draws on a study designed to analyse parental expectations of the Swedish municipal school of arts (hereafter MSA) (in Swedish: kommunal musik- och kulturskola). The study is based on in-depth interviews conducted and informed by grounded theory. Although parental expectations are scarcely uniform, the study reveals a hope that the…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Expectation, Art Education, Music Education
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Cox, Gordon; Pitts, Stephanie – British Journal of Music Education, 2008
The invitation to provide a review of the articles published in our five year editorship prompts us to evaluate the aims and purposes of music education research, and to consider the function of journals such as "BJME" in bridging the artificial divide between academics and professionals. We identify four themes that were prominent in…
Descriptors: Music Education, Journal Articles, Periodicals, Educational Research
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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