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Stringham, David A.; Snell, Alden H., II – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
Preparing, inducting, mentoring, and retaining new music teachers remain concerns in our profession. This article began as a study of first-year music teachers who made regular entries in secure electronic journals and participated in mid- and end-of-year interviews. We initially sought to understand these new teachers' experiences related to…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Teaching Experience, Beginning Teacher Induction
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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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Barrett, Margaret S.; Flynn, Libby Maree; Welch, Graham F. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
There is a growing body of evidence that early engagement in active music-making impacts beneficially on children's wider development. Recent research indicates that individual and shared music-making in family settings contributes to positive parenting practices and identity development in young children. Children who participate in shared…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Early Childhood Education, Music Activities
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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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Ferm Almqvist, Cecilia; Vinge, John; Väkevä, Lauri; Zandén, Olle – Research Studies in Music Education, 2017
Recent reforms in England and the USA give evidence that teaching methods and content can change rapidly, given a strong external pressure, for example through economic incentives, inspections, school choice, and public display of schools' and pupils' performances. Educational activities in the Scandinavian countries have increasingly become…
Descriptors: Music Education, Teaching Methods, Grading, Student Evaluation
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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