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Hallam, Susan; Rogers, Kevin – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
There is increasing international evidence that playing a musical instrument has a positive impact on attainment at school but little research has been undertaken in the UK. This study addresses this drawing on data on attainment at age 11 and 16 relating to 608 students, 115 of whom played a musical instrument. The fndings showed that the young…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Preadolescents
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Cyster, Drew – British Journal of Music Education, 2012
Transition from primary to secondary school in the UK has received considerable attention in educational research over the last few decades, although specific focus on transition in music has only been relatively recently addressed. Research by Mills (1996) and Marshall and Hargreaves (2007, 2008) draws upon both general and music-specific studies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Music Teachers
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Dibben, Nicola – British Journal of Music Education, 2006
Research into student experience in Higher Education has largely focused on students' role as learners. However, the student experience encompasses a much wider range of behaviours and beliefs than can be captured through a focus on teaching and learning alone. I report the findings of a research project which explored student experience in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Middle Class, Social Class