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Westerlund, Heidi; Partti, Heidi; Karlsen, Sidsel – Research Studies in Music Education, 2015
This qualitative instrumental case study explores Finnish student music teachers' experiences of teaching and learning as participants in an intercultural project in Cambodia. The Multicultural Music University project aimed at increasing master's level music education students' intercultural competencies by providing experiences of teaching and…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Music Teachers
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Churchill, Warren N. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2015
The topic of deafness has been studied in the field of music education; however, this work largely reflects hearing world perspectives. The author of this study, a music educator who identifies as hard-of-hearing, draws upon Deaf cultural discourses as a way of bringing a more nuanced understanding to this topic. The purpose of this study is…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Musicians, Music Education
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Tossavainen, Timo; Juvonen, Antti – Research Studies in Music Education, 2015
Based on an expectancy-value theoretical framework and data (n = 1654) collected in 29 Finnish municipalities using a structured questionnaire, this study examines primary (grades 5-6), lower secondary (grades 7-9) and upper secondary (grades 10-12) students' motivation in music and mathematics. It explores in detail the students' interest in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Student Interests
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Kallio, Alexis Anja – Research Studies in Music Education, 2015
Stories have been one means by which qualitative researchers have attempted to engage participants and construct, analyze and present data or findings in a meaningful way. In this article, I look at the impetus for, and potentials of crafting and sharing researcher-written "factional stories" with research participants as a…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Research, Story Telling, Teaching Methods
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Karlsen, Sidsel – Research Studies in Music Education, 2013
This article builds from a multi-sited ethnographic study on immigrant students' musical agency, conducted in three lower secondary school classrooms in the capital cities of Finland, Sweden and Norway. The focus of the article is twofold, and concerns what kinds of meanings the participating students ascribed to the music from their own or their…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Immigrants, Music, Secondary School Students