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Silvey, Brian A.; Sims, Wendy L.; Pohlman, Gretchen; Regier, Bradley J. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
We analyzed the article types, participants, and topics represented in "Update" articles published between 1989 and 2017 (N = 379), beginning when MENC (now NAfME) took over publication of the journal. Quantitative research articles (46.42%) and literature reviews (28.84%) accounted for the largest portion of articles published. The…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Research, Journal Articles, Content Analysis
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Conkling, Susan Wharton – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2018
Socialization in the family commonly is considered a process by which children acquire self-understanding and learn to successfully interact with others in a specific cultural context. At one time, scholars conceived of socialization as a process limited to early childhood; thus, greater understanding about socialization, including how music is…
Descriptors: Socialization, Music Education, Extracurricular Activities, Well Being
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Millican, J. Si – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
This review of the literature examines the process of matching students with band instruments as presented in academic research journals and practitioner publications. While some directors may evaluate the potential impact of students' physical characteristics such as lip size and shape, teeth and jaw structure, body build, and so forth, other…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Educational Research, Music Activities
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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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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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Jones, Sara K. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2015
This article explores trends in research since the 1975 passage of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (now known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), notes gaps in the literature, and offers suggestions for future directions music education researchers could take in exploring the needs and experiences of music teachers…
Descriptors: Music Education, Disabilities, Preservice Teacher Education, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Salvador, Karen – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2013
Despite long-standing antidiscrimination laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which are meant to guarantee equal access, many school and community choirs appear to be populated primarily by students with typical physical, cognitive, and behavioral abilities. The purpose of this article…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Music, Music Education, Special Education
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Randles, Clint – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2012
This article is a review of relevant literature on the use of phenomenology as a research methodology in education research, with a focus on music education research. The review is organized as follows: (a) general education, (b) music research, (c) music education research, (d) dissertations, (e) important figures, (f) themes, and (g) the future.…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Research Methodology, Phenomenology
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Kuehne, Jane M. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2010
The purpose of this article was to review published research on sight-singing from the past 10 years, 1998-2008. Several authors published research in various areas in sight-singing. These included festival availability and participation, time use in sight-singing adjudication, method and materials, strategies of successful students, assessing…
Descriptors: Music Reading, Singing, Music Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Madsen, Clifford K. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2010
This article begins with the author's personal experience within The National Association for Music Education (MENC) and stresses the importance of professional organizations by addressing issues that have a consequential benefit to both students and teachers. Additionally, issues are addressed that seem problematic for some individuals within…
Descriptors: Music Education, Teacher Associations, Music Teachers, Periodicals
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Luce, David W. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2001
States that collaborative learning has been absent from the field of music education. Presents a literature review on collaborative learning, focusing on issues such as the issue of student achievement and the difference between cooperative and collaborative learning. Explores research on collaborative learning in music education. Includes…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Cooperative Learning, Educational Benefits
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Conway, Colleen M.; Borst, James – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2001
Provides background information on using action research in music education. Offers guidelines for teachers to help them do action research. Includes an example of how a music teacher conducted action research in which the teacher asked, "Why did [the students] continue vocal music from middle school to high school?" (CMK)
Descriptors: Action Research, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Interviews
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Woody, Robert H. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2001
Discusses the issue of early musical experience to provide the necessary background for musical achievement in the future. Presents a review of research on musical practice, motivation, and cognitive skills of music performance. Addresses the implications of the research on music education overall. Includes references. (CMK)
Descriptors: Applied Music, Educational Research, Family Influence, Higher Education
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Cassidy, Jane W. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2001
Presents the results of a study in which prospective music and elementary school teachers were observed to examine their ability in following visual representations used to enhance music listening experiences. Explains that the focus is on the use of listening maps (iconic representations of musical samples). (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Listening
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