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Sirek, Danielle – International Journal of Music Education, 2018
In this article I explore the relationships between identities and musicking in Grenada, West Indies, taking into account the understandings of community and nationhood that foreground and inform identity discourse in the Grenadian context. Through the dual lenses of music education and ethnomusicology, I analyze musicking and music education…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Cultural Context, Foreign Countries
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Ashton, Graham R.; Klopper, Christopher J. – International Journal of Music Education, 2018
There appear to be considerable differences in the outcomes of group string teaching programs in Queensland. Some teachers appear to be able to generate, manage, and administrate highly efficacious programs; others seem to experience difficulty transferring the knowledge and skills required for students to become successful string players. As a…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Music, Music Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Petersen, Suse – International Journal of Music Education, 2018
Musical talent development and the factors that influence it--such as family or peers--have been widely researched, especially in a Western setting. Despite the growing body of research in non-Western cultures and regions, there is still a lack of research comparing the factors and perceptions of musical talent development between Western and…
Descriptors: Music Education, Talent Development, Teacher Role, Music Teachers
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Byo, James L. – International Journal of Music Education, 2018
This purpose of this study was to uncover the nature and value associated with involvement in "Modern Band" (rock band), the primary, not supplemental, means to music education in one US school. The values that emerged--music, community, identity, teacher, and classroom management--overlap considerably with the benefits and values…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musicians, Case Studies, Rock Music
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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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Mio, Vanessa A. – International Journal of Music Education, 2018
Applied violin instructors at the postsecondary level often implement remedial pedagogy with incoming first-year students in order to address technical/musical habits or deficiencies. As students strive to alter their technique, resistance to change and low self-efficacy often result. Using a descriptive qualitative multiple case study research…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Remedial Instruction, Music Teachers
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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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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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Rodríguez, Jesús Rodríguez; Álvarez, Rosa María Vicente – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
Here we present the main findings of a study conducted at the Department of Teaching and School Organization of the University of Santiago de Compostela to explore the perceptions of teachers regarding didactic and music materials used and produced to facilitate teaching in early childhood education. This descriptive and interpretative study…
Descriptors: Music, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers
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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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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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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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Güsewell, Angelika; Joliat, François; Terrien, Pascal – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
The aim of this research was to investigate preservice music teachers' expectations of their curriculum, namely: (a) What content do they expect in view of their future professional activity? (b) Are their expectations in line with the principles of professionalized teacher education? (c) Are there any differences between the expectations of Swiss…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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