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ERIC Number: EJ1167637
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1461-3808
Suleika and Hatem Revisited: Uncovering the Material Advantages of Identifying as a Male Composer
Legg, Robert; Jeffery, David
Music Education Research, v20 n1 p1-10 2018
Persuasive arguments have been made for the existence of pedagogical discourses that invoke gender as a factor in the ascription of quality to musical compositions, and previous research has shown that some music teachers ascribe "maleness" to the characteristics that they regard as markers of high quality. Drawing upon Lucy Green's theory of "inherent" and "delineated" meanings in music, the quasi-experimental study reported in this article sought to explore whether problematic and potentially discriminatory associations--specifically between ideas of maleness and the ascription of value--are made in the cultural context of UK secondary schools. This question was explored using a large sample of school-aged participants (n = 950), resulting in a large and statistically powerful data set. Univariate analysis of variance found that respondents were biased in a statistically significant way towards pieces presented as the work of a male composer. The implications of the study's findings for the wider education community are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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