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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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Crawford, Renée – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
This article reports the findings of a case study that investigated the impact of music education on students in an F-12 school in Victoria, Australia that is considered as having a high percentage of young people with a refugee background. Key findings from this research indicated that music education had a positive impact on this group of young…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Music, Music Education, Refugees
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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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Grant, Catherine – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
Substantial efforts have been made since the Khmer Rouge regime to revitalize traditional Cambodian music genres. While they have met with some success, local circumstances still present many difficulties for the transmission of traditional music to the younger generations. This study explores the challenges in learning and teaching traditional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Folk Culture, Music
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Gerling, Cristina C.; Dos Santos, Regina Antunes Teixeira – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
This study investigated the routine procedures employed by nine undergraduate piano students at a Brazilian university while learning and performing memorized pieces and the procedures employed using Chaffin's performance cue (PC) protocols. The data were collected in two phases. In Phase I, each participant selected one piece that he or she had…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Musical Instruments, Music Education, Undergraduate Students
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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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Ha, Joy – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to explore the career development process of three experienced string instrument teachers and how they understood their career development. The following questions guided this interpretative phenomenological case study: (a) How do the string teachers in this study learn to teach? (b) What sort of phases are involved…
Descriptors: Music, Music Teachers, Music Education, Foreign Countries
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Mitchell, Nancy – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
Evaluative performances, such as conservatory examinations and competitions, frequently play a significant role in piano instruction in many parts of the world. Many students participate in these performances as a result of the perception that a program of instruction that is focused on standardized curriculum and evaluation practices will be of…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Motivation, Music, Music Education
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Hargreaves, Wendy – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
The 12-key approach is considered a foundational practice strategy for jazz instrumentalists. Its relevance to vocalists, however, seems less clear. This article investigates improvising jazz vocalists' perceptions and experiences of using the 12-key approach as distinguished from instrumentalists'. It uses data from a two-phase, mixed methods…
Descriptors: Singing, Music, Creative Activities, Mixed Methods Research
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Kallio, Alexis A.; Westerlund, Heidi – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
Cambodia's recent history of conflict and political instability has resulted in a recognized need to recover, regenerate, preserve and protect the nation's cultural heritage. Many education programmes catering for disadvantaged youth have implemented traditional Khmer music and dance lessons, suggesting that these programmes share the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, War, Conflict, Political Issues
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Thorgersen, Cecilia Ferm; Johansen, Geir; Juntunen, Marja-Leena – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
In this study we investigated the visions of 12 music teacher educators who teach pedagogical courses called instrumental pedagogy and classroom music pedagogy in three music academies in Finland, Norway and Sweden. The data were collected through individual, semi-structured qualitative interviews. Drawing on Hammerness' concept of "teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Musical Instruments
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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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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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