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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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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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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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Burwell, Kim – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
Studio-based learning in higher education music is held generally to be of central importance and highly effective. Although there are indirect reports of studio apprenticeships that have not proved effective, direct evidence that might support the deliberate investigation of "dissonant" studio practices remains rare. This article takes…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Higher Education, Music Education, Teaching Methods
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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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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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Calissendorff, Maria – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
This study analyzes and compares the results of a survey and an interview investigation concerning the learning styles of 32 student music teachers at The University College of Music Education (SMI) in Sweden. The students' learning style preferences were examined through a productivity environmental preference survey (PEPS), a computer-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys
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Rickert, Dale L. L.; Barrett, Margaret S.; Ackermann, Bronwen J. – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
Injury risks associated with musical performance continue to be a serious problem for professional and student musicians. Much research has focused on the incidence and severity of these problems yet less information is available on the potential influence of health awareness and attitudes to injuries in these populations. This study aimed to…
Descriptors: Injuries, Music Education, Musical Instruments, College Students
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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