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Randles, Clint; Tan, Leonard – British Journal of Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine and compare the creative musical identities of pre-service music education students in the United States and Singapore. The Creative Identity in Music (CIM) measure was utilized with both US and Singapore pre-service music teacher populations (n = 274). Items of the CIM relate to music-making activities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Preservice Teachers, Music Teachers
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Randles, Clint; Muhonen, Sari – British Journal of Music Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to validate a measure of creative identity with a population of pre-service teachers in the USA, to further validate the measure with a Finnish population, and to compare both populations regarding their perceptions of themselves as creative musicians. The researcher developed a tool, the "Creative Identity…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Music Education, Program Validation, Creative Activities
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Daniel, Ryan; Bowden, Julia – British Journal of Music Education, 2013
While many piano students successfully progress beyond beginner status to reach what is commonly referred to as the intermediate stage, there is minimal research specific to this area of practice. This is despite the fact that there is a high drop-out rate at this stage. This research study therefore set out to develop an in-depth understanding of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Music Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Ghere, David; Amram, Fred M. B. – British Journal of Music Education, 2007
The first British patent describing an educational game designed for musical "amusement and instruction" was granted in 1801 to Ann Young of Edinburgh, Scotland. The authors' discovery of Young's game box has prompted an examination of the nature and purpose of the six games she designed. Ann Young's patent is discussed in the context of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Games, Intellectual Property, Cultural Context
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Symes, Colin – British Journal of Music Education, 2004
The advent of the gramophone transformed the cultural conditions of contemporary music, including the way it was taught. For a considerable period of time, musicians and music educators disparaged the gramophone. The members of the musical appreciation movement were more sympathetic and helped transform the gramophone's educational image during…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Music Education