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Miettinen, Laura; Gluschankof, Claudia; Karlsen, Sidsel; Westerlund, Heidi – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
Societies worldwide are becoming more aware of the educational challenges that come with increased cultural diversity derived from ethnic, linguistic, religious, socioeconomic and educational differences and their intersections. In many countries, teacher education programmes are expected to prepare teachers for this reality and develop their…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Music Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs
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Swain, Nicola; Bodkin-Allen, Sally – Research Studies in Music Education, 2017
Early childhood teachers are often required to sing, which requires confidence. The purpose of the present study was to treat early childhood teachers who self-identified as uncertain singers using either a group singing (GS) approach, or a talking approach, based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). The aim of the study was to increase…
Descriptors: Singing, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers
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Bonshor, Michael – Research Studies in Music Education, 2017
This article is based on the findings of a qualitative exploration of factors influencing confidence levels among adult amateur choral singers. Three focus group interviews, involving 18 singers in total, and 16 individual interviews were carried out. These provided over 40 hours of recorded verbal data, which then underwent a process of…
Descriptors: Singing, Feedback (Response), Foreign Countries, Music
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Hallam, Susan; Papageorgi, Ioulia – Research Studies in Music Education, 2016
Music can be understood in many ways. This has important implications for music education. The research reported here explored how groups of people conceptualise musical understanding and what they believe supports its acquisition. In this study 463 participants completed two statements: "Musical understanding is" and "You learn to…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Music Activities
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Conway, Colleen; Eros, John – Research Studies in Music Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to describe experiences of 12 second-stage music teachers as several themes emerged from a secondary analysis of previously collected written survey and interview data. Participants were previously involved in studies in which they were asked to reflect on their beginning teaching experiences and discuss their music…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Careers
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Edgar, Scott N. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2016
The purpose of this multiple instrumental case study was to explore approaches of four high school instrumental music educators assuming the role of facilitative teacher in responding to challenges affecting the social and emotional well-being of their students. This study utilized the framework of social emotional learning as a lens to view the…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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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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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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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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Silvey, Brian A.; Major, Marci L. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2014
This multiple case study examined undergraduate music majors' perceptions of their experiences while enrolled in a basic conducting course. During the semester, three sophomore music majors with an emphasis in band, choir, or orchestra each participated in three interviews, completed weekly reflection logs, and attended an end-of-the-semester…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Undergraduate Students, Feedback (Response), Music Activities
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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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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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Blair, Deborah V. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2013
In this study I explored, with Chelsea, her journey of becoming a music teacher. At the time of the study, Chelsea had completed her second year of teaching. Together, we revisited the artifacts of her undergraduate coursework and practicum experiences (journals, online forum posts, videotapes of her own teaching, written reflections of her…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Music Education, Personal Narratives, Video Technology
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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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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
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