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ERIC Number: EJ1102262
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: EISSN-2379-9021
Perspectives of Elementary General Music Teachers on Factors Influencing Student Participation in Secondary Music Ensembles
Chandler, Gabrielle; Mizener, Charlotte P.
Texas Music Education Research, p13-23 2011
The purpose of this study was to consider characteristics of elementary general music teachers and their views of factors influencing students to take part in secondary music programs, including their own influence and characteristics of their music programs. The following research questions concerning selected characteristics of elementary general music programs and music teachers' perspectives of them guided this study: (1) What is the typical teaching situation of a teacher responding to the survey in this study? (2) What are the qualifications of teachers responding to the survey, and what are some of their routine instructional practices? (3) To what extent does the district music program employ vertical curriculum alignment between the elementary and secondary levels? (4a) To what extent do secondary ensemble directors recruit at the elementary level? (4b) In the estimation of the study participants, what portion of their students go on to participate in secondary music programs? (5) How do elementary general music teachers perceive the relationship between their qualifications and experiences and student participation in secondary ensembles? A comprehensive survey was developed and sent to 195 elementary general music teachers in Southeast Texas. Results of this survey revealed a high level of concern and involvement among elementary general music teachers regarding the participation of their students in music activities in middle school and high school. Elementary music teachers were interested in the entire music program in their districts. They had connections with their students that could benefit music participation at all levels. [Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Texas Music Educators Association (San Antonio, TX, Feb 2011).]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills
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