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Draves, Tami J. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2014
The purpose of this research was to explore how participants perceived themselves as preservice music teachers. Bouij's (1998) salient role-identities in music education served as an a priori theoretical framework. By investigating participants' perceptions of role-identity, some of the socialization processes that contributed to identity…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Music, Music Education
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Cleaver, David; Riddle, Stewart – Research Studies in Music Education, 2014
"Harmony High" is an alternative school where music functions as an educational magnet to attract marginalised students who have disengaged from the mainstream. Through an investigation of the student perspective, we discover that while acting as a magnet, music also becomes the educational matrix or "heart and soul" that helps…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Nontraditional Education, High School Students
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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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Ballantyne, Julie; Baker, Felicity A. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2013
The health benefits of musical engagement extend across the lifespan, with research documenting developmental and quality of life outcomes in senior adulthood. Whilst the psychological functions of music include three broad domains: cognitive, emotional and social, the social factors of music consumption have been, for the most part, ignored. This…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Therapy, Practicums, Cooperative Learning
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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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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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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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Kenny, Ailbhe – Research Studies in Music Education, 2013
Online music communities offer a new context and culture for musical participation globally. This article, employing a socio-cultural theoretical lens, examines how the Online Academy of Irish Music (OAIM) functions as a teaching and learning online community for Irish traditional music. Findings from qualitative case study research present…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Music Education, Educational Technology
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Knowlton, Dave S. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2013
This article presents an empirical investigation of music education students' journals within a percussion methods course at a Midwestern university in the United States. The findings of this investigation raise issues about music education students' sense of self-awareness, specificity within the journals, and the predominance of discussions…
Descriptors: Music Education, Teaching Methods, Metacognition, Student Attitudes
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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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McPhail, Graham – Research Studies in Music Education, 2013
This article reports on some of the findings from case studies conducted with six secondary school music teachers in New Zealand. The purpose of the study was to investigate and explain the ways in which teachers manage the relationship between classical and popular music in their elective classroom programs, utilizing a theoretical framework…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Music Teachers, Secondary Education
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Perkins, Rosie – Research Studies in Music Education, 2013
This article explores the intersection between institutional hierarchies and learning at a UK conservatoire. Conceptualizing learning as a social practice situated in a hierarchical social space, the article draws on the theorization of Bourdieu to understand how students are positioned in the conservatoire field and what this means in terms of…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Guidelines, Learning Processes
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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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Ilari, Beatriz – Research Studies in Music Education, 2013
"Concerted cultivation" has been described as a common, urban middle-class practice concerning the enrollment of children in a variety of age-specific activities that may promote the learning of valuable life skills as well as the development of individual abilities (Lareau, 2003). Music is one such activity. This study investigated the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Music Activities
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