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ERIC Number: EJ878593
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0190-4922
A Survey of Technology-Based Music Classes in New Jersey High Schools
Dammers, Richard J.
Contributions to Music Education, v36 n2 p25-43 2009
As music technology has developed and advanced, music classes that use technology as the primary means for instruction have emerged. The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which New Jersey public high schools offer music classes that are technology-based and to describe the nature of these classes. In the first phase of the study, principals from New Jersey's public high schools (N = 309) were surveyed regarding the technology-based music offerings of their high schools. Of the respondents (n = 175), 28% indicated that their schools offered technology-based music classes. More affluent districts were found to be more likely to offer these courses. Music technology teachers (N = 56), identified by their principals, were sent a follow-up survey. Their responses (n = 36) indicated that these classes were generally taken by non-traditional music students, functioned as stand-alone courses (as opposed to a complete curricular strand), and were initiated by individual music teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey