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Lindroth, James T. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2015
The use of reflective journals has been identified as an effective tool to promote reflection in preservice teachers. This review of literature provides the reader with an understanding of the various ways journals are used and assessed in teacher education programs. The findings of this review outline the use of reflective journals on topics such…
Descriptors: Music Education, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Journal Writing
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Diaz, Frank M. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2015
Music educators often use guided listening strategies as a means of enhancing engagement during music listening activities. Although previous research suggests that these strategies are indeed helpful in facilitating some form of cognitive and emotional engagement, little is known about how these strategies might function for music of differing…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Learner Engagement
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Simeon, Jinky Jane C.; Ku, Agnes Chun Moi – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2015
The aim of this research is to determine the effect of music instruction with bamboo xylophone as harmonic accompaniment on the singing achievement of second-grade children. Eighty children (N = 80) from four randomly selected classes in two different public schools in the city of Kota Kinabalu participated in this study and they were assigned to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Musical Instruments, Singing, Achievement
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Griffin, Shelley M.; Ismailos, Linda – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2015
Many teacher candidates (preservice teachers) in a Bachelor of Education degree cross the threshold into an elementary music methodology course with trepidation. Thus, teacher educators (music education professors) ought to explore the ways in which they can attend to students' music experiences so as to increase teacher competence. This article…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Music Education, Student Experience, Preservice Teacher Education
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Hedden, Debra G. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether there would be a change in preservice teachers' (a) confidence concerning the resolution of behavior problems, (b) tactics for resolving them, (c) anticipation of problems, (d) fears about management issues, and (e) confidence in methodology and pedagogy over the time period of a one-semester…
Descriptors: Music Education, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Behavior Problems
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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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Paney, Andrew S.; Kay, Ann C. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to measure the effect of concurrent visual feedback on pitch-matching skill development in third-grade students. Participants played a computer game, "SingingCoach," which scored the accuracy of their singing of the song "America." They followed the contour of the melody on the screen as the…
Descriptors: Singing, Music Education, Feedback (Response), Computer Games
Brimhall, Jennifer – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2014
It is the aim of this investigation through literature review to identify teacher characteristics that may best promote social capital in students, thereby improving their ability to succeed in society. This review defines success as the procurement of a career-aimed occupation or a prestigious occupation. Consequently, it intends to (a) provide a…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Music Teachers, Social Capital, Academic Achievement
Whitaker, Jennifer A.; Orman, Evelyn K.; Yarbrough, Cornelia – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2014
This content analysis sought to determine information related to users uploading, general content, and specific characteristics of music education videos on YouTube. A total of 1,761 videos from a keyword search of "music education" were viewed and categorized. Results for relevant videos indicated users posted videos under 698 different…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Technology, Video Technology, Electronic Publishing
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Collins, Anita – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2014
Neuroscientists have worked for over two decades to understand how the brain processes music, affects emotions, and changes brain development. Much of this research has been based on a model that compares the brain function of participants classified as musicians and nonmusicians. This body of knowledge reveals a large number of benefits from…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Musicians, Brain
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Ferm Thorgersen, Cecilia – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2014
The article is based on a phenomenological way of thinking about knowledge and learning and will treat the concepts of response and critical friends as ways of sharing experience in higher music education. The problem area I want to illuminate is how teachers, who educate musicians, can use and facilitate development of their students' skills…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Musical Instruments
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Battersby, Sharyn L.; Cave, Agnes – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2014
Preservice elementary education majors are required at many colleges and universities to take a course in music methods to become certified in their field. These courses are offered because they are a valuable component of a well-rounded liberal arts education and helps preservice educators to teach students in a well-rounded fashion. They are…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Preservice Teachers, Integrated Curriculum
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Silvey, Brian A. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2014
Music education researchers and conducting pedagogues have identified numerous behaviors that contribute to increased verbal and nonverbal teaching effectiveness of conductors on the podium. This article is a review of literature concerning several conductor behaviors that may (a) increase the effectiveness of rehearsals, (b) enhance the…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Music Education, Drills (Practice), Musicians
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Doyle, Jennifer Lee – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2014
Recent research indicates students of low socioeconomic status (SES) who participate in the arts have better social and academic outcomes than those who do not participate in arts instruction. Because many students in urban areas are from low SES, music instruction could be particularly beneficial. However, because of various factors, enrollment…
Descriptors: Music Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Literature Reviews, Educational Opportunities
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Johnson, Vicky V. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2014
The purpose of this article is to consider the impact of social skills on the potential success of future music educators. Studies indicate that effective social skills directly affect success in the classroom and in the social context of educational environments. Ineffectual social skills can contribute to feelings of isolation, burnout,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Interpersonal Competence, Music Teachers, Teacher Qualifications
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