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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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Sutherland, Andrew Thomas – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
Thanks to the efforts of music teachers in arranging concerts, young musicians develop a multitude of skills when performing with others. Music teachers are notoriously time-poor with the pressures of various curricular and co-curricular demands. To find time to provide performance opportunities for students that involve other schools adds layers…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Time Factors (Learning)
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Shorner-Johnson, Kevin – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
When music education is formalized within schools and non-governmental organizations, it often becomes aligned with justice-oriented aims of providing universal access to music education. This qualitative case study examines the formation of a marching band within a Haitian school in northeastern Haiti. Data sources collected and analyzed included…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nongovernmental Organizations, Music Education, Qualitative Research
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Lee, Angela – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
This study explores the efficacy of using musical activities to enhance the character aspect of education of preschoolers in a Taiwanese school setting. The Taiwanese educational authority stipulates that character development activities should focus on the core values of caring, respect, courage, honesty, responsibility, and cooperation.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Values Education, Music Education, Integrated Activities
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Southcott, Jane; Joseph, Dawn – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
Australia is a country of ongoing migration that embraces diversity, creative expression and cultural activity. Membership of community music groups by older people can enhance life quality, and may provide a space through which cultural and linguistic identity may be shared and celebrated. This qualitative phenomenological case study explores…
Descriptors: Singing, Womens Studies, Females, Phenomenology
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Roulston, Kathryn; Jutras, Peter; Kim, Seon Joo – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
This article reports findings from a qualitative study of adults' perceptions and experiences of learning musical instruments. Conducted in the south-east United States, 15 adults who were learning instruments were recruited via community music groups and private instrumental teachers. Analysis of transcripts of semi-structured interviews…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Learning Experience, Adult Students, 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
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Ballantyne, Julie; Grootenboer, Peter – International Journal of Music Education, 2012
The relationships between discipline specialization, teacher identity, and pedagogy can be seen as the crux of practice in the music classroom--impacting on all the actions of the teacher, both within and outside the classroom. Crucially, the impact of music teacher identity on the nature of music teaching and learning is one that has the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Music Education, Music, Musicians