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ERIC Number: EJ845276
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0255-7614
Attitudes of Music Teachers towards Final Examinations in the French Music Conservatoires
Maugars, Cedricia
International Journal of Music Education, v24 n1 p43-55 2006
This research investigated the attitudes towards assessment of music teachers in Brittany, France. The relative significance attached to musical examination and the psychological attitudes of music teachers towards assessment were examined. Participants (staff, students, teachers and directors of five music conservatoires in Brittany) were interviewed and completed two Q-sort questionnaires in which 20 statements reflected attitudes towards music assessment. Results suggested that musical performances in French schools of music are organized in a final and normative form. This article demonstrates how two different epistemological concepts, "evaluation" and "exam", are seen as very similar in the opinions of music teachers. (Contains 2 figures, 2 tables and 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: France