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ERIC Number: EJ1073537
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0265-0517
Students' Assessments of Music Learning Experiences from Kindergarten to University
Ruismäki, Heikki; Tereska, Tarja
British Journal of Music Education, v25 n1 p23-39 Mar 2008
This article reports on a retrospective study of Finnish pre-service elementary teachers' assessments of their musical experiences in nursery school and elementary and secondary school and real-time study of their experiences in teacher training. The participants (N = 590) had received musical instruction in five age groups (4-6 years, 7-12 years, 13-15 years, 16-19 years, 20-25 years). The assessments were most positive in the 4-6 years group and thereafter declined until puberty in the 13-15 years group. A change in a positive direction was perceived in the 16-19 years group and also in the 20-25 years group (during teacher training). Gender differences were statistically significant except during upper secondary school. The most enjoyable activities in formal music education were singing and playing; music theory was experienced most negatively.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education; Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Kindergarten; Primary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland