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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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Freer, Patrick K. – British Journal of Music Education, 2015
This article reports analysis of interviews with 85 boys from England, Greece, Ireland and Spain about the voice change, school singing and choral music instruction. Consistent, former and self-described non-singers were included. Data suggest consistency with much of the existing narrative literature about the experience of voice change. Unique…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Males, Music Education, Adolescents
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Fowler, Andrew – British Journal of Music Education, 2014
"Music is both a creative and a performing art" (Hallam, 2006, p. 70). Many musicians and music educators maintain that composing and performing, although related, are essentially different aspects of musical activity. In the professional musical sphere, composition and performance are almost invariably separated; academic studies have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Musical Composition, Theater Arts
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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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Parkes, Kelly A.; Daniel, Ryan – British Journal of Music Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to explore why highly trained musicians choose to teach in higher education. An international population from nine countries of music instrument teachers was sampled via online survey, to determine their reasons for teaching in higher education. Motivational constructs from the expectancy-value framework were used,…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musicians, Online Surveys, Music Teachers
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Lamont, Alexandra; Daubney, Alison; Spruce, Gary – British Journal of Music Education, 2012
Within the context of British initiatives in music education such as the Wider Opportunities programme in England and the recommendations of the Music Manifesto emphasising the importance of singing in primary schools, the current paper explores examples of good practice in whole-class vocal tuition. The research included seven different primary…
Descriptors: Music Education, Singing, Musicians, Foreign Countries
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Savage, Jonathan; Fautley, Martin – British Journal of Music Education, 2011
This paper explores secondary school music teachers' current practice with regard to the organisation and assessment of composing at Key Stage 4. It draws on research undertaken on a nation-wide basis in England, via the use of two online surveys and face-to-face interviews. In terms of the organisation of classroom composition, the study found…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Composition, Foreign Countries, Music Teachers
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Fautley, Martin; Savage, Jonathan – British Journal of Music Education, 2011
This article reports the results of research into teachers' practices concerning the assessment of composing at Key Stage 3 in the National Curriculum for Music in England. It finds that many teachers are using NC levels for assessing individual pieces of work, a process for which they were never intended. It also finds that teachers find it…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Musical Composition, Music Education, Secondary School Teachers
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Haddon, Elizabeth – British Journal of Music Education, 2011
This paper explores the concept of instrumental/vocal learning when studying the same instrument or voice with more than one concurrent teacher. In this context, teachers may be working as a team, or one or both teachers may not know of the other's contribution to a student's learning. Qualitative data from music students and teachers at the…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, College Students, College Faculty
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Kokotsaki, Dimitra – British Journal of Music Education, 2010
This study aims to assess the perceived impact of Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) music students' engagement in music making outside school on their teaching. Fifty-one students training to become secondary school music teachers in England were asked to report on the perceived impact that their participation in music making outside…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Job Satisfaction, Foreign Countries
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Lynch, Michael – British Journal of Music Education, 2010
In 1872 John Hullah was appointed Inspector of Music in Training Colleges and his first act was to introduce a practical examination for each of the students. Each year he visited all of the colleges receiving financial aid from the Government to examine the students after which he wrote up his findings in a report for the Committee of Council on…
Descriptors: Music, Foreign Countries, Music Education, Financial Support
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Coulson, Susan – British Journal of Music Education, 2010
This paper discusses an exploration of the working lives of musicians working in a range of musical genres in the North East of England, revealing the factors that contribute to their ability to obtain a musical livelihood. These factors can be understood in terms of various forms of social, cultural and symbolic "capital" (Bourdieu,…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Musicians, Foreign Countries
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Beauchamp, Gary – British Journal of Music Education, 2010
The introduction of a National Curriculum to England and Wales in 1988 provided the first compulsory framework for music education. Writing in 1996, Mills suggested that in ten years time the impact of this change would result in primary school student teachers needing refreshment, and not development, of their musical knowledge. This five-year…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Student Teachers, Music Education, Foreign Countries
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Finney, John; Philpott, Chris – British Journal of Music Education, 2010
How do student teachers learn to use informal learning and pedagogy in their teaching? Through focusing on Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in England, this paper will explore the possibility of developing a meta-pedagogy which embraces informal learning and pedagogy in music. The paper is in two parts, the first of which examines the background to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Music Education, Informal Education
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Cooper, Steve; Dale, Crispin; Spencer, Steve – British Journal of Music Education, 2009
This article reports upon a research project undertaken at the University of Wolverhampton where iPods and podcasting were used as a delivery and assessment mechanism within an undergraduate Popular Music degree programme. A sample drawn from students studying the programme was interviewed to explore their engagement with the technology and the…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Teaching Methods, Handheld Devices
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