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Ilari, Beatriz – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2018
Although teachers work constantly with parents, discussions concerning parental roles in children's music learning are often left at the margins in music teacher training programs. The aim of this article is to offer a review of musical parenting research from an ecological perspective. Bronfenbrenner's bioecological theory of human development is…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Parents, Parent Influence
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Zaffini, Erin J. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2018
This article is a review of theoretical and empirical literature on Wenger's community of practice (CoP) theory and Lave and Wenger's legitimate peripheral participation. It is organized into four broad parts: (a) Characteristics of CoPs in Music Communities, Education, and Teacher Education; (b) Benefits and Challenges Faced by Members of CoPs;…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Beginning Teachers, Experienced Teachers, Teacher Participation
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Halick, Mary E. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
There is a long-standing belief in U.S. music education that students should learn music from other cultures. Research that incorporates elements of neuroscience, music, and culture can provide evidence teachers need to improve the design and implementation of multicultural music education curricula. The purpose of this short-form literature…
Descriptors: Neurosciences, Music, Music Education, Statistical Analysis
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Williams, Matthew – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
Reviews of literature on music preference may provide music educators with a variety of research on information, techniques, and methods to implement in the music classroom. Calls to widen the types of music used in curricula seem to underscore the importance of research exploring preference using music other than, and in addition to, Western art…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Music, Preferences, Performance Factors
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Scott, Sheila – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2016
With emphasis on inclusive education, many music teachers interact with children on the autism spectrum within regular classroom settings. Many of these teachers rely on rote learning to teach a variety of musical skills. This creates difficulties for children on the autism spectrum who respond differently to imitation than their typically…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Imitation, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Kang, Sangmi – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2016
This article examines how American perspectives about world music have evolved based on the controversial discussion of "music is the universal language." At earlier periods, scholars showed their interest in musics of other cultures from the ethnocentric standpoint. Gradually, scholars came to value the music differences of cultures,…
Descriptors: Music Education, Multicultural Education, Educational History, Educational Development
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Cangro, Richard – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2016
This article is a review of relevant literature on collaborative, standards-based music learning. The review is organized as follows: (a) historical perspective, (b) collaborative music learning, (c) collaboration and creating, (d) collaboration and performing, (e) collaboration and responding, and (f) conclusions. In an effort to bridge the gap…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Music, Music Education, Educational History
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Kruse, Adam J. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2016
The findings and discussions related to cultural bias in testing have in no way been unanimous. However, the considerations of this area of inquiry may possess meaningful implications for educators of any subject. In this review of literature, I describe the issues, research, and arguments surrounding cultural bias in testing and discuss…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Testing, Cultural Influences
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Hendricks, Karin S. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2016
Music teachers can empower students with control over their own music ability development by helping them foster positive self-efficacy beliefs. This article reviews general education and music research concerning Bandura's theoretical four sources of self-efficacy (enactive mastery experience, vicarious experience, verbal/social persuasion, and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Self Efficacy, Music, Music Teachers
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West, Chad – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2015
Though jazz has been a part of many school music programs for more than 40 years, relatively little research on jazz education exists. Despite this scarcity, a comprehensive examination of the extant literature could serve to inform practice and guide future studies. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to analyze and synthesize the extant…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Educational Research, Creative Activities
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Costa-Giomi, Eugenia – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2015
This article reviews research on the effects of music instruction on general cognitive abilities. The review of more than 75 reports shows (1) the consistency in results pertaining to the short-term effects of music instruction on cognitive abilities and the lack of clear evidence on the long-term effects on intelligence; (2) the complex nature of…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Cognitive Ability, Intelligence
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St. Denis, Erika – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2015
Though music educators work with students who have a special learning need or a gifted ability on a daily basis, encountering a student who has both can be unexpected. The literature presented here can be used as a basis for information pertaining to terminology, studies and theories that attempt to explain the savant syndrome, how to identify it,…
Descriptors: Gifted Disabled, Autism, Music Education, Music Teachers
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Cogdill, Susan H. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2015
Current research on motivation and learning may assist teachers in identifying strategies to help students be successful and persevere in the music classroom. Students' beliefs about their ability to learn, and the impact these beliefs have on their motivation to learn music, is a large focus of the research presented here. Aspects of music make…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Educational Research, Theory Practice Relationship
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Bell-Robertson, Catherine G. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2015
Support for music teachers new to the profession is important and necessary. Some school districts use traditional mentor-mentee pairings as their primary support for novice music teachers; however, many factors in the professional lives of music teachers, such as traveling among multiple schools or a lack of subject-specific colleagues often…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Music Teachers, Mentors, Literature Reviews
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Conway, Colleen – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2015
The purpose of this literature review is to examine research focused on first-year music educators in an effort to present recommendations for preservice music teacher education and research. The three bodies of literature presented include the following: challenges faced by beginning music teachers, views of beginning music teachers concerning…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Beginning Teachers, Music Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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