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Ho, Wai-Chung – Research Studies in Music Education, 2017
This study examined popular music and school music education as cultural constructs of teenage students amid the shifting cultural and social dynamics of contemporary China. Data were drawn from questionnaires completed by 6,780 secondary students (mainly ages 12 through 17) from three cities--Beijing, Changsha, and Shanghai. The survey results…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Music, Music Education, Music Teachers
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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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Haddon, Elizabeth – Research Studies in Music Education, 2017
This qualitative research presents data relating to eight amateur pianists who completed a 10-week Piano Performance course for lifelong learners at the University of York, UK. This article discusses the development of learning through the impact of group participation, challenges faced by learners and pedagogical strategies used by the leader to…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Music, Performance, Lifelong Learning
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Watson, Penelope; Rubie-Davies, Christine Margaret; Hattie, John Allan – Research Studies in Music Education, 2017
Choirs have been stereotypically gendered feminine in many national contexts. When gender-role conformity has been expected in such settings, male choral participation and performance has often been rendered gender incongruent and consequently threatening. Gender stereotype threat was explored as a factor which might instigate a potentially…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Singing, Sex Stereotypes, Sex Role
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Pitt, Jessica; Hargreaves, David – Research Studies in Music Education, 2017
Children's Centres are widespread in England and comprise multi-professional staff teams seeking to work with families with children aged 0-5 years. Although parent-child group music sessions appear frequently in Children's Centre activity programmes, the rationale for their inclusion remains unclear. This article presents the results from phase…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Music Activities, Parent Child Relationship, Child Care Centers
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Baker, David; Green, Lucy – Research Studies in Music Education, 2016
This article discusses findings on schooling, pedagogy and notation in the life-experiences of amateur and professional visually-impaired musicians/music teachers, and the professional experiences of sighted music teachers who work with visually-impaired learners. The study formed part of a broader UK Arts and Humanities Research Council funded…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Music, Music Education, Music Activities
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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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Gil, Vicent; Reybrouck, Mark; Tejada, Jesús; Verschaffel, Lieven – Research Studies in Music Education, 2015
This intervention-based study focuses on the relation between music and its graphic representation from a meta-representational point of view. It aims to determine whether middle school students show an increase in meta-representational competence (MRC) after an educational intervention. Three classes of 11 to 14-year-old students participated in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Intervention
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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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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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Shouldice, Heather Nelson – Research Studies in Music Education, 2014
The purpose of this research was to investigate teachers' beliefs about compositional experiences in the elementary music classroom. Elementary music teachers (N = 176) in Michigan completed a researcher-designed questionnaire, which included a combination of forced-choice and open-ended questions regarding how teachers define composition, why…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Music, Music Education, Musical Composition
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Creech, Andrea; Hallam, Susan; McQueen, Hilary; Varvarigou, Maria – Research Studies in Music Education, 2013
A compelling body of research demonstrates that music continues to offer powerful potential for enhancing health and well-being in old age. Active music-making has been found to provide a source of enhanced social cohesion, enjoyment, personal development, and empowerment, and to contribute to recovery from depression and maintenance of personal…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Music, Well Being, Aging (Individuals)
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Cassidy, Gianna G.; Paisley, Anna M. J. M. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2013
Music-games present a highly pervasive new platform to create, perform, appreciate and transmit music through peer and online communities (e.g., Peppler, Downton, Lindsay, & Hay, 2011). While learners are increasingly engaged with such digital music participation outside the classroom, evidence indicates learners are increasingly disengaged…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Music Education, Educational Games, Music Activities
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Varvarigou, Maria; Hallam, Susan; Creech, Andrea; McQueen, Hilary – Research Studies in Music Education, 2013
There has been a gradual increase in the body of literature regarding seniors' musical preferences, learning approaches, development, and creativity. This literature dispels existing myths that perceive older people as a homogeneous group, characterized by decrepitude and diminishing capacity, and with a passive contribution to society. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Phenomenology, Music
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