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Lau, Wing Chi Margaret; Grieshaber, Susan – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
The implementation of a school-based integrated curriculum enables schools to plan a balanced, flexible and coherent curriculum in order to reduce subject specification, especially in kindergartens. Despite kindergarten teachers in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) being encouraged to integrate music content across subject areas, these…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Music, Music Education, Kindergarten
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Mok, Annie O. – British Journal of Music Education, 2017
This study investigates how a class of university music students who engaged in a "lived" experience of informal learning adopted methods and strategies to complete a self-learning "aural copying" performance assignment in a musicianship class in Hong Kong. Data were collected from observations of the performances and the…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Music Education, College Students, Learning Strategies
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Mok, Annie O. – British Journal of Music Education, 2014
Learning-practices of popular musicians are a prominent theme in Western music education literature; however, there appears to be a shortage of such literature in Asian countries. With the aim of comparing East and West, a qualitative study was conducted to investigate the learning-practices and involvement in music of Hong Kong popular musicians.…
Descriptors: Musicians, Music Education, Asian Culture, Western Civilization
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Lau, Wing Chi Margaret; Grieshaber, Susan – British Journal of Music Education, 2010
Drawn from a larger mixed methods study, this case study provides an account of aspects of the music education programme that occurred with one teacher and a kindergarten class of children aged three and four years. Contrary to transmission approaches that are often used in Hong Kong, the case depicts how musical creativity was encouraged by the…
Descriptors: Creativity, Music Education, Play, Foreign Countries
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Ho, Wai-Chung; Law, Wing-Wah – British Journal of Music Education, 2009
In the last two decades, educational and curricular reforms in Hong Kong have been designed to prepare students for the challenges of the return of Hong Kong's sovereignty from the UK to the People's Republic of China (PRC) in 1997. This paper focuses on students' and teachers' attitudes towards a multicultural music education, which includes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Multicultural Education, Student Attitudes
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Ho, Wai-Chung; Law, Wing-Wah – British Journal of Music Education, 2006
In the past, the music curricula of Hong Kong (HK), Mainland China and Taiwan have focused on Western music, but with the advent of music technology and the new tripartite paradigm of globalisation, localisation and Sinophilia this has begun to change. Hong Kong, Shanghai and Taipei share a common historical culture and their populations are…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Music Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
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Leung, Chi Cheung – British Journal of Music Education, 2004
This paper focuses on the establishment of a curriculum model, as part of a larger study concerning the role of Chinese music in secondary school education in Hong Kong. The study employed a two-pronged approach, consisting of (i) a questionnaire survey conducted among 209 secondary school music teachers, and (ii) interviews with 26 professionals…
Descriptors: Models, Teaching Methods, Asian Culture, Music
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Ho, Wai-Chung – British Journal of Music Education, 2004
This article argues that changes of gendered attitudes towards IT among students may be related to recent educational reforms focusing on incorporating computers into the classroom. Data are drawn from an interview survey with 430 students attending 26 primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong. The results reveal no significant differences…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Technology Uses in Education