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ERIC Number: EJ1135944
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0265-0517
Pupil Voice and Attitudes to Music during the Transition to Secondary School
Kokotsaki, Dimitra
British Journal of Music Education, v34 n1 p5-39 Mar 2017
Pupil voice research has been recognised in the last 15 years for its potential to re-shape the conditions of learning and help raise child engagement and standards of achievement. In music education, however, there still seems to exist a misalignment between the content of the curriculum and pupils' learning expectations and interests. The aim of this study was to explore pupils' views about school music during the transition to secondary school and identify which components of their music lessons contribute to them feeling happier about music at school. The analysis of interview and questionnaire data revealed some pupils' disillusionment about music at the beginning of secondary school when their initial high expectations about opportunities for practical musical involvement were not met.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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