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Jeppsson, Cecilia; Lindgren, Monica – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
This article explores the social stratification of the Swedish Community School of Music and Arts, which offers voluntary extra-curricular arts education to children in Sweden, and children's experiences of attending the school. A survey was executed where sixth-graders in Sweden were asked about their experiences of the school and about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Extracurricular Activities, Grade 6
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Kuuse, Anna-Karin – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
Following a music philosophy debate deriving from the 1990s, this article puts the extra-musical and social outcomes of situated music educational practices at the fore. The Swedish replica of the choir and orchestra school El Sistema, a programme globally asserting social change and social impact, appeared useful for elaborating such outcomes in…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Social Change, Musical Instruments
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Ferm Almqvist, Cecilia; Vinge, John; Väkevä, Lauri; Zandén, Olle – Research Studies in Music Education, 2017
Recent reforms in England and the USA give evidence that teaching methods and content can change rapidly, given a strong external pressure, for example through economic incentives, inspections, school choice, and public display of schools' and pupils' performances. Educational activities in the Scandinavian countries have increasingly become…
Descriptors: Music Education, Teaching Methods, Grading, Student Evaluation
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Juslin, Patrik N.; Isaksson, Sara – Research Studies in Music Education, 2014
Previous research has highlighted the important role of choice in listeners' responses to music, but relatively little is known about the subjective criteria on which listeners base their choices. Hence, the goal of this study was to make a first attempt to investigate the relative importance of various criteria in listeners' choice and aesthetic…
Descriptors: Music Education, Psychology, Comparative Analysis, Aesthetics
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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