ERIC Number: EJ1146251
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Can the Adoption of Informal Approaches to Learning Music in School Music Lessons Promote Musical Progression?
Hallam, Susan; Creech, Andrea; McQueen, Hilary
British Journal of Music Education, v34 n2 p127-151 Jul 2017
The aim of this research was to explore the impact of the adoption of the Musical Futures approach on the musical progression of students in Musical Futures' Champion schools. The research took place over three years in three phases with 733 students and 28 music teachers completing questionnaires. Data from the interviews with 39 staff and focus groups of 325 students provided greater insights into the questionnaire responses. Overall, teachers reported that Musical Futures had enhanced the musical progression of their students and increased take up at Key Stage 4. In some cases this had led to changes in the qualifications on offer with an emphasis on those which were vocational rather than academic. This created some tensions in catering for the needs of different groups of students who had a range of different musical skills.
Descriptors: Music Education, Informal Education, Questionnaires, Interviews, Focus Groups, Music Teachers, Program Effectiveness, Qualifications, Student Needs, Student Improvement
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