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McCarthy, Carrie; O'Flaherty, Joanne; Downey, Jean – British Journal of Music Education, 2019
The present study aimed to identify student (16-18 years) attitudes towards the subject of music in second-level education in the Republic of Ireland. The study, framed by an interpretivist approach, employed qualitative data collection methods through interviews and focus groups. Findings indicate that student attitudes to music were influenced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students
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Carroll, Christine – British Journal of Music Education, 2019
This article examines curriculum and practice in Australian secondary classroom music education, in order to trace the inclusion of, and provision for, students with learning orientations based on popular music forms. A 60-year period of curriculum reform, matriculation statistics and literature is surveyed with a focus on the state of New South…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Musicians, Music Education, Secondary School Students
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Thorpe, Vicki – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
The purpose of this article is to contribute to existing literature about how activity theory might be used in music education research. It draws from the author's doctoral action research into the assessment of group composing for New Zealand's secondary school qualification, the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA). It outlines…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Musical Composition, Self Concept, Music Education
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Borgström Källén, Carina; Lindgren, Monica – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
This article explores the significance of context and discourse from a gender perspective within three different studies of the Swedish music classroom, conducted in lower secondary school, upper secondary school and higher music education respectively. The theoretical point of departure is that gender performances as well as the music classroom…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Music Education, Foreign Countries, Discourse Analysis
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Kokotsaki, Dimitra – British Journal of Music Education, 2017
Pupil voice research has been recognised in the last 15 years for its potential to re-shape the conditions of learning and help raise child engagement and standards of achievement. In music education, however, there still seems to exist a misalignment between the content of the curriculum and pupils' learning expectations and interests. The aim of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students, Student Educational Objectives
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Powell, Sarah J. – British Journal of Music Education, 2017
This paper reports on the findings related to the possible selves of males who participate in choir. It focuses on the perceptions of participants' past, present and future identities and the way these interact to influence decisions about choir. The paper is derived from a larger study, set in Australia, which investigated the perceptions of…
Descriptors: Singing, Males, Interaction, Foreign Countries
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Dobrota, Snježana; Ercegovac, Ina Reic – British Journal of Music Education, 2017
The aim of this research was to investigate the relationship between music preference and music education, informal influences (attending classical music concerts and musical theatre productions) and familiarity of music. The research included students of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Split (N = 341). The results…
Descriptors: Music Education, Foreign Countries, Classical Music, Theater Arts
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Thorpe, Vicki – British Journal of Music Education, 2017
This article examines a unique music curriculum and assessment environment through the fndings of a practical action research project carried out in secondary schools. I address two current international educational issues: the relationship between formal and informal learning in music, and how individuals' contributions in collaborative groups…
Descriptors: Music Education, Action Research, Informal Education, Cooperative Learning
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Dalladay, Christopher – British Journal of Music Education, 2017
The National Curriculum for Music in England at Key Stage 3 (KS3; age 11-14) declares its purpose that pupils should be inspired to "develop a love of music and their talent as musicians" (DfE, 2013: KS3 Music). The Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) have criticised secondary schools for a lack of progress in the musical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Music Education, Secondary Education
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Virkkula, Esa – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
This article examines the sociocultural learning of popular and jazz music in communities of practice as part of secondary vocational music education in a Finnish conservatory. The research is based on performance workshops which were implemented as a joint effort between professional musicians and music students. These workshops are suggested as…
Descriptors: Music Education, Communities of Practice, Music, Popular Culture
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Wise, Stuart – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
The music industry in the 21 century uses digital technology in a wide range of applications including in performance, in composition and in recording and publishing. In this article, I consider how the impact of digital technologies may be affecting pedagogical processes adopted by secondary music teachers, particularly in the area of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Secondary School Teachers, Music Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Wallerstedt, Cecilia; Lindgren, Monica – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
Music education in formal settings has the last decades been characterised by informal methods borrowed from outside school. In this study we analyse situations in Swedish secondary school where pupils' experience of music outside school becomes visible in music class. Pedagogical challenges in these situations are identified that concern how to…
Descriptors: Music Education, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Informal Education
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Henley, Jennie – British Journal of Music Education, 2015
This paper draws on three different research projects to demonstrate the use of an expanded model of Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT), developed as part of a doctoral research study. The first project is an evaluation of the impacts of a Music Partnership Project within Primary and Secondary schools. The second project is an evaluation…
Descriptors: Music Education, College School Cooperation, Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools
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Zandén, Olle; Thorgersen, Cecilia Ferm – British Journal of Music Education, 2015
This study analyses 10 Swedish music teachers' descriptions of how a new music syllabus and a new credit scale have influenced their practice. In the new curriculum, grading is introduced in year 6 and not, as previously, in year 8. We have therefore focused on the effects of this change on school years 5-7. The new syllabus is much more precise…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Curriculum Development, Music Teachers
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Stowell, Dan; Dixon, Simon – British Journal of Music Education, 2014
Technologies such as YouTube, mobile phones and MP3 players are increasingly integrated into secondary school music in the UK. At the same time, the gap between formal and informal music learning is being bridged by the incorporation of students' preferred music into class activities. We conducted an ethnographic study in two secondary schools in…
Descriptors: Secondary School Curriculum, Technology Integration, Music Education, Influence of Technology
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