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Smith, Jacqueline C. – International Journal of Music Education, 2018
The purpose of this intrinsic case study was to clarify the roles of a music educator and music therapist in a North American public school district. This case was unique because some of the students with special needs received both music instruction and music therapy services, yet there was little collaboration between the two disciplines. In an…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Music Education, Music Therapy, Case Studies
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Johnson, Daniel C.; Matthews, Wendy K. – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this descriptive study was to explore experienced general music teachers' decision-making processes. Participants included seven experienced, American general music teachers who contributed their views during two phases of data collection: (1) responses to three classroom scenarios; and (2) in-depth, semi-structured, follow-up…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Music Education, Music, Faculty Development
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Hardcastle, Elinor; Pitts, Stephanie; Aróstegui, José Luis – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
A small-scale comparative study of music education provision in two Spanish and English primary schools was carried out in 2013-14, using questionnaires, interviews and observations. The study investigated the musical experiences of the children in the two schools, their ambitions for their musical futures, and the classroom practices and policy…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Music Education, Elementary School Students, Comparative Education
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McCormack, Brittany A.; Klopper, Christopher – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
The ways in which we are able to communicate are, most of the time, dominated through speaking and listening. The ability to speak, listen and understand speech is the basis of oracy; a necessity within society today. The purpose of this study was to examine the interconnectedness of music and language to identify if music can assist in the…
Descriptors: Music Appreciation, Music Education, English (Second Language), Oral English
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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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de Vries, Peter A. – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
This case study focuses on generalist primary (elementary) school teachers teaching music in an Australian school. With the onus for teaching music moving away from the specialist music teacher to the generalist classroom teacher, this case study adds to a growing body of literature focusing on generalist primary school teachers and music…
Descriptors: Music Education, Elementary School Teachers, Case Studies, Teacher Role
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Chen, Chi Wai Jason – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
This study is to investigate the effectiveness of using mobile devices such as iPhone/iPad/android phone/tablet to facilitate mobile learning in aural skills. The application "Auralbook" was designed in 2011 by an engineer/musician to use mobile devices to learn aural skills. This application enables students to sing, record, clap and…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices
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Sun, Zuodong; Leung, Bo Wah – International Journal of Music Education, 2014
China has been instituting national basic education curriculum reforms since 2001. This study provides an updated understanding of present-day, rural primary school music education in Northeastern China's Tonghua region. A total of 126 rural primary music teachers and 674 students from 28 primary schools in the region were surveyed using a…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Elementary School Students, Music Education, Foreign Countries
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StGeorge, Jennifer; Holbrook, Allyson; Cantwell, Robert – International Journal of Music Education, 2014
For many people, the appeal of music lies in its connection to human emotions. A significant body of research has explored the emotions that are experienced through either the formal structure of music or through its symbolic messages. Yet in the instrumental music education field, this emotional connection is rarely examined. In this article, it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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Boon, Ebru Tuncer – International Journal of Music Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to explore the violin experiences of African American students at an Elementary School in northern Florida to consider the potential for culturally-responsive string education. The hermeneutical approach was used to answer the research questions: (1) What are the personal musical worlds of these African American…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, African American Students, Musical Instruments, Music Education
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Stavrou, Natassa Economidou – International Journal of Music Education, 2013
Research regarding music teaching in primary school reveals generalist teachers' and student teachers' low musical abilities and low confidence in teaching Music, and even more, in including creative activities in music teaching. This article reports on a study which sought to create a fruitful and supportive environment that would allow 64…
Descriptors: Music Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Creative Activities, Creativity