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Nayibe Cárdenas Soler, Ruth; Lorenzo Quiles, Oswaldo; Hargreaves, David J. – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
This study is an evaluative analysis of 13 Music Education programs in Colombia that provide training for secondary school music teachers for 6th to 11th grade in the Colombian education system. The study utilized an analysis matrix from the International Research Project ALFA II-0448-A, which developed a similar study with Latin American and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Music Teachers, Music Education
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Law, Wing-Wah; Ho, Wai-Chung – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
This empirical study investigates Chinese students' popular music preferences in daily life and to what extent and in what ways they prefer learning popular music in school in Shanghai, China. Data were drawn from questionnaires completed by 1,730 secondary students (aged 12-17) and interviews with 60 students from 10 secondary schools, between…
Descriptors: Music Education, Popular Culture, Student Attitudes, Questionnaires
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Luzha, Besa – International Journal of Music Education, 2005
In my country of Kosovo, where we endured 10 years of terrible conflict, even in the most difficult of times songs were created speaking of freedom. As children sang these songs, it brought them hope for a better life in the future. When the conflict came to an end and peace was established in 1999, a special concert (the first classical concert…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Music Activities, Conflict