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ERIC Number: EJ1015080
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4294
The Influence of Music Teacher Beliefs and Practices on the Expression of Musical Identity in an Elementary General Music Classroom
Kelly-McHale, Jacqueline
Journal of Research in Music Education, v61 n2 p195-216 Jul 2013
The purpose of this qualitative collective case study was to examine the ways an elementary general music teacher's curricular beliefs and practices influence the expression of "music in identity" and "identity in music" for second-generation students. In addition to the music teacher, participants were 4 students whose families had immigrated to the United States from Mexico and who were attending the midwestern suburban school within the United States where the study took place. This research was designed to provide an understanding of the interactions between the roles of music instruction, cultural responsiveness, and musical identity. Within-case and cross-case analysis generated specific and broad themes that addressed the purpose of the study. The findings revealed that the role of the teacher's view of the self as musician and educator, combined with the choice of instructional approach, created a music classroom environment that successfully met the teacher-directed goals for sequence-centered instruction. Nonetheless, the data revealed that the choice of instructional approach resulted in an isolated musical experience that did not support the integration of cultural, linguistic, and popular music experiences and largely ignored issues of cultural responsiveness. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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