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Kang, Sangmi; Yoo, Hyesoo – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine American preservice classroom teachers' self-reported learning outcomes after partaking in a weekly Korean percussion ensemble in an elementary music-methods course. The preservice classroom teachers rehearsed a Korean percussion ensemble piece ("Samulnori") as their course routine for half of the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Music Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Salvador, Karen – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
Elementary general music teachers have differing perspectives on the meaning and value of assessment, and few studies have examined how the results of assessment are applied in the classroom. In this case study, I investigated how one elementary general music teacher used information from assessments to individualize instruction. Over the course…
Descriptors: Music Education, Elementary Education, Individualized Instruction, Music Teachers
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Clementson, Casey J. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
Although flow theory is one way of measuring the quality of a student's experience in a music ensemble, the majority of flow research utilizes samples of high school or collegiate level musicians thus causing us to generalize findings to young adolescent (middle school) populations. Using a convergent parallel mixed methods design, the purpose of…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Music, Music Education, Music Activities
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Shouldice, Heather Nelson – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this case study was to explore one elementary music teacher's beliefs about the nature of musical ability and the ways in which these beliefs relate to actions and lived experiences in the classroom. Data included extensive classroom observations documented through fieldnotes and video footage, semi-structured interviews, teacher…
Descriptors: Talent, Classroom Environment, Beliefs, Lifelong Learning
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Garrett, Bethan – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
The motivation of teachers represents an emergent area of research within psychology, where the complex and fluid nature of practitioner engagement is increasingly recognised. Underpinned by psycho-social theories, this article explores the potential of socially-situated structures and processes to develop and maintain generalist teachers'…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Participation
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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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Tai, Dianne M.; Phillipson, Shane N.; Phillipson, Sivanes – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
Many Hong Kong Chinese parents believe that music training enhances the academic achievement of their children. The current study investigates the relationship between the extent and outcome of students' music training, their perceptions of the value of the subjects they study and their academic achievement. A total of 286 students in Primary 4, 5…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Academic Achievement, Correlation
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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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Bartolome, Sarah J. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore the culture of choral singing among children and youth in Pretoria East, South Africa. The philosophical underpinnings of the choirs, the roles of choirs within local and national communities, and the perceived values and benefits of participation were examined. This collective case study required the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Music Activities, Competition
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Adams, Dylan; Beauchamp, Gary – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
There has been increasing interest in the educational value of outdoor learning around the world and in the United Kingdom. This is reflected in the statutory curricula of each country. At present, however, there has been little research into the potential of music-making in the outdoors. This study investigated how changing the physical location…
Descriptors: Children, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Music
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Salvador, Karen – Research Studies in Music Education, 2015
Although elementary general music specialists teach students with a variety of exceptionalities every day (Chen, 2007; Hahn, 2010; Hoffman, 2011), many music teacher preparation programs do not adequately address exceptionality (Salvador, 2010). Articles regarding "strategies that work" appear perennially in the professional literature…
Descriptors: Music Education, Elementary School Students, Intellectual Disability, Severity (of Disability)
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McPherson, Gary E.; Osborne, Margaret S.; Barrett, Margaret S.; Davidson, Jane W.; Faulkner, Robert – Research Studies in Music Education, 2015
This study extends an eight-country mapping exercise (McPherson & O'Neill, 2010; see "Research Studies in Music Education" issues 2010-2011) to include students' motivation to study music within the Australian context. It sought to determine whether music learners (students learning an instrument or voice), might be more motivated to…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Gender Differences, Music Education, Music
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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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Countryman, June – Research Studies in Music Education, 2014
This article, drawing upon fieldwork from a larger project investigating the nature of children's self-chosen musical play, explores instances of play that stumble and either morph into something else or are abandoned altogether. Four vignettes of musical play are described, documented during recess observations at several Canadian elementary…
Descriptors: Play, Playgrounds, Music Activities, Vignettes
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Pitts, Stephanie E. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2014
This article reports on a year-long project carried out in three UK primary schools, which aimed to understand the expectations and experiences of children participating in a series of workshops delivered by the chamber music organisation, Music in the Round. Through drawings, discussions, questionnaires and observations, the children's developing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Workshops, Music Education
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