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Rajan, Rekha S. – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
This exploratory study examined the changing role of music education and the availability of musical experiences for students attending Montessori schools in the Midwestern United States. On a survey instrument designed by the researcher, Montessori school directors (N = 36) from eight states shared descriptions of the current role of music at…
Descriptors: Music Education, Montessori Method, Role of Education, Likert Scales
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Rose, Paige – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
The purposes of this research were to discover the effects of manual (hand) and pedal (foot) movements, tempo, and gender on steady beat accuracy. Participants (N = 119) consisted of male (n = 63) and female (n = 56) kindergarten students randomly divided into two groups, counterbalanced with regard to school, homeroom, and gender. Participants…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Music Education, Motion, Gender Differences
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Neokleous, Rania – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
This study examined the effects of a music methods course offered at a Cypriot university on the singing skills of 33 female preservice kindergarten teachers. To systematically measure and analyze student progress, the research design was both experimental and descriptive. As an applied study which was carried out "in situ," the normal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Females, Kindergarten
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Ferrari, Laura; Addessi, Anna Rita – International Journal of Music Education, 2014
This article describes a didactic experience concerning the interaction between young children and the Continuator, an Interactive Reflexive Musical System (IRMS) elaborated at SONY- Computer Science Laboratory in Paris. The general aim was to analyse whether and how the Continuator can be used in the kindergartner during the daily school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Music, Music Education
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Bolduc, Jonathan – International Journal of Music Education, 2009
This research examines the effect of a music training programme on the development of phonological awareness among 104 Franco-Canadian kindergarten children. The experimental group (N = 51) participated in an adapted version of the Standley and Hughes music training programme, while the control group (N = 53) took part in the Ministere de…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Phonological Awareness, Auditory Perception
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Denac, Olga – International Journal of Music Education, 2009
This article presents the results of a research study involving 159 preschool teachers from across Slovenia. The goal of the first phase of the research, the results of which were obtained through a questionnaire sent to preschool teachers, was to establish the difficulties preschool teachers face during curricular planning. The results of the…
Descriptors: Music Education, Lesson Plans, Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers