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Palkki, Joshua; Caldwell, Paul – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
This article presents data from a large-scale cross-sectional survey of LGBTQ college students (N = 1,123) reflecting on their middle and high school experiences in choral music. The quantitative data indicate that students felt safer in high school than in middle school and that a small majority of high school teachers voiced support for LGBTQ…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, College Students, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation
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Garrett, Matthew L.; Spano, Fred P. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this research was to examine LGBTQ-inclusive strategies used by practicing music educators in the United States. Participants (N = 300) in a nonprobabilistic sample completed a survey inquiring as to their comfort using LGBTQ-inclusive strategies in a school music class, their perceptions of barriers to LGBTQ inclusion, and whether…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Strategies, Homosexuality, Music Teachers
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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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Rawlings, Jared R.; Stoddard, Sarah A. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2017
Previous research suggests that students participating in school-based musical ensembles are more engaged in school and more likely to connect to their peers in school; however, researchers have not specifically investigated peer connectedness among adolescents in school-based music ensembles. The purpose of this study was to explore middle school…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Middle School Students, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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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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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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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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Long, Marion – Research Studies in Music Education, 2014
A substantial proportion of children underachieve in reading (Brooks & Tough, 2006; Doubek & Cooper, 2007; Tymms & Merrill, 2007). This paper builds on the existing evidence base for the link between reading and rhythm, presenting findings of an investigation into a rhythm-based music intervention. Following participation in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Children, Language Rhythm
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Baker, David; Green, Lucy – Research Studies in Music Education, 2013
This article reports on a case-control experiment that was conducted in 2012 as part of the Ear Playing Project (EPP) at the Institute of Education, University of London. The EPP developed from the "informal learning" strand of Musical Futures and engaged instrumental students in the UK in learning from specially-created audio recordings…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Control Groups