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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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Silverman, Marissa – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
The purpose of this ethnographic study was to investigate the Montclair State University's West African drum and dance ensemble. Analyses of the data revealed three themes related to individual participants and the "lived reality" of the group as a whole, and to the social-cultural teaching--learning processes involved: spirituality,…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Dance, Singing, Ethnography
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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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Dwyer, Rachael – Research Studies in Music Education, 2015
There is substantial evidence in the literature to support the claim that teachers' values and beliefs have a powerful effect on their teaching practice, and that these shape students' experiences of music learning. However, little attention has been paid to the forces by which these values and beliefs are shaped, and, more importantly, how more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Music Teachers, Secondary Education
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Abramo, Joseph Michael; Austin, Stephen C. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2014
By exploring "the trumpet" as a metaphor, a successful mid-career instrumental teacher and a teacher educator jointly conducted a narrative inquiry into pedagogy used with a high school composition class. In particular, they focused on the dilemmas that arose when, within this class setting, the instrumental teacher implemented informal…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers
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Lum, Chee-Hoo; Stromberg, Dirk; Xueyan, Yang – Research Studies in Music Education, 2014
The purpose of this research study is an examination of a music artist-teacher's pedagogical approaches and practices in teaching composition to a Year 5 IB (International Baccalaureate) class in a Singaporean specialized arts school. The study is approached as a qualitative case study spanning a 5-month period involving observation and recording…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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Pignato, Joseph – Research Studies in Music Education, 2013
This article presents excerpts from a case study describing Angelica Dawson, a New York State music educator. Angelica makes improvisation a central part of her curricula in ways that transcend traditional offerings prevalent in American public schools. Qualitative research methods were used to document Angelica's work over the course of an…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Case Studies, Teaching Methods
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Russell-Bowie, Deirdre – Research Studies in Music Education, 1993
Criticizes the state of primary school music education in New South Wales. Paints a bleak picture of a school system lacking adequate facilities, resources, and teacher training, and burdened with an outdated curriculum. Reform movements initiated in the 1980s have failed to correct these deficiencies. (MJP)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Facilities, Educational Improvement
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Temmerman, Nita – Research Studies in Music Education, 1993
Presents the results of a study that asked primary school teacher trainees to rate their best and worst musical experiences. Provides detailed descriptions of those responses that identified school instruction as their worst experience. Considers the implications of this for future research and music instruction. (MJP)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Educational Background, Educational Experience, Educational Practices
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Stowasser, Helen – Research Studies in Music Education, 1993
Asserts that music-student learning outcomes need to encompass the development of general and transferable cognitive, technological, psychomotor, affective, and social skills as well as musical achievement. Discusses the ways that research can help integrate this approach into the curriculum. Briefly reviews the national goals outlined in the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Improvement