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Cronenberg, Stephanie – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
Middle school general music is an often-overlooked aspect of music education in the United States. Yet at some point, many music educators face a teaching assignment including one or more sections of middle school general music. In this study, I investigated whether the principles that guide music educators in teaching middle school general music…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Music, Music Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Mawang, Lucy Lugo; Kigen, Edward M.; Mutweleli, Samuel M. – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to establish the relationship between musical self-concept and musical creativity, and to determine the best predictors of musical creativity given the musical self-concept dimensions. Participants (N = 201) were music students, drawn from 21 secondary schools in Kenya. Music Self-perception Inventory-Version 2…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Creativity, Music Education, Music
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Cho, Sunggi; Baek, Yoomee; Choe, E. J. – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
The primary objective of this study is to investigate whether three interaction strategies through mobile apps may be associated with increases in students' music listening skills. Data was collected from 225 high school students and analysed using the ANOVA procedure in the three ways of music listening: analytic, aesthetic and sensory.…
Descriptors: High School Students, Computer Software, Music, Listening Skills
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Vasil, Martina – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this multiple case study was to examine the practices and perspectives of four music teachers who integrated popular music and informal music learning practices into their secondary school music programs in the United States. A primary goal was to understand music teachers' process of enacting change. Data included 16…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Music Teachers, Informal Education, Secondary School Students
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Tuinstra, Beth – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
Although traditional music programs and university music and music education training programs have mostly incorporated Western classical music, British Columbia's new curriculum signifies a shift from the Western classical framework to one that is more inclusive of the cultural diversity that exists in Canada. Using the frameworks of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Practices, Non Western Civilization, Foreign Countries
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Robinson, Nicole R. – International Journal of Music Education, 2018
This study was designed to examine teacher turnover among secondary choral and band programs (N = 124) in a large, urban school district in the USA during a 10-year period (1999-2000 through 2009-2010). Also, this study investigated correlations between teacher turnover and specific non-pecuniary school attributes, including total school…
Descriptors: Correlation, Faculty Mobility, Institutional Characteristics, Urban Areas
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Wong, Marina W. Y. – International Journal of Music Education, 2018
For centuries, Macau's schooling has embraced laissez-faire market principles, a stasis that from AY2016/17 is being changed by the government offering schools tuition coupons conditional on their adoption of a common school curriculum. A study of part of this new common curriculum, the development of a music curriculum for junior secondary…
Descriptors: Junior High Schools, Music Education, Music Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Palazón, José; Giráldez, Andrea – International Journal of Music Education, 2018
This article presents an experiment with a group of secondary school music students in Spain. We used music score sheets enriched with Quick Response codes as a resource for the practice required to play a musical instrument. The first group (n = 56) was compared with another group (n = 56) that used traditional resources (textbooks and compact…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students
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Norgaard, Martin – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
Research investigating improvisational skill development in adolescent learners is scant. In this study interviews with developing jazz improvisers are used to characterize the skill-building process. The findings were considered in light of two views of skill learning. In one view, students progress through several discrete levels, while in a…
Descriptors: Music, Creative Activities, Skill Development, Adolescents
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Guven, Elif – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to determine the anxiety of prospective music teachers (N = 129) during piano exams and to examine the effects of peer and self-assessments on anxiety and exam achievement of individuals with high performance and test anxiety (n = 5). Female students were more anxious compared to males, students of the fourth class…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Music Teachers, Test Anxiety, Music
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Han, Ruochen; Leung, Bo Wah – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
In mainland China, the implementation of the junior secondary school's music curriculum is highly dependent on music teachers' attitudes towards music and music education. This study investigated the possible relationship between teachers' attitudes towards teaching Chinese folk music and their music teaching practice in junior secondary schools…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Folk Culture
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Cremata, Radio; Powell, Bryan – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
This article investigates and interrogates notions of student-centered music learning through collaboration in digital spaces. By harnessing the power and potential of Internet networks, one music educator in Miami, FL challenged his students to an online music collaboration project (OMCP) where students were asked to engage in deterritorialized…
Descriptors: Music Education, Research Projects, High School Students, Music
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Kallio, Alexis Anja – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
Despite many music classrooms welcoming popular musics in striving towards an inclusive and democratic education, there has been relatively little research into teachers' decisions regarding which popular musics are included and which are excluded from classroom activities. This is of particular interest taking into account arguments that the…
Descriptors: Music Education, Popular Culture, Rock Music, Inclusion
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Wesolowski, Brian C. – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to develop a valid and reliable rating scale to assess jazz rhythm sections in the context of jazz big band performance. The research questions that guided this study included: (a) what central factors contribute to the assessment of a jazz rhythm section? (b) what items should be used to describe and assess a jazz…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Rating Scales, Music, Evaluation Methods
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Meissner, Henrique – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
This article presents findings from an action research project that investigated instrumental teachers' strategies for facilitating children's learning of expressive music performance. Nine teachers and 14 pupils (aged 9-15) participated in this project, which consisted of 10 weeks of teaching. At the beginning and end of this period pupils'…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Singing, Imagery
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