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Santone, Thomas – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This dissertation analyzes data in order to answer the research question, "Do eighth grade students who have participated regularly in their school band programs for four consecutive years achieve higher scores in New Jersey's Grade Eight PARCC Assessment than students of similar ability who do not play a musical instrument?" Data was…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Grade 8, Charter Schools
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Lowe, Geoffrey – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2010
Many young West Australians learn musical instruments through school based elective programs. However, many students drop out from these programs, particularly in lower secondary school. This paper reports on a study I conducted into the motives of 48 lower secondary school students for playing a musical instrument, and the role of the instrument…
Descriptors: Elective Courses, Student Attitudes, Focus Groups, Musical Instruments
Huber, Juanita J. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Comparative analysis examined responses on a descriptive questionnaire from 267 students in grades 6, 7, and 8. The study compared duration of and participation in music instruction, types of musical instruments learned, and experience in musical ensembles to scores from the state English language arts assessment. Analysis of results included…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Music Education, Reading Achievement, Musical Instruments
Boyd, Joshua Robert – ProQuest LLC, 2013
A comparative analysis was used to study the results from a descriptive survey of selected middle school students in Grades 6, 7, and 8. Student responses to the survey tool was used to compare multiple variables of music participation and duration of various musical activities, such as singing and performing on instruments, to the mathematics…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Correlation, Surveys, Middle School Students
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Hietanen, Lenita; Ruismäki, Heikki – Education & Training, 2016
Purpose: Entrepreneurship education is recommended for implementation throughout the entire educational path. However, there have been challenges in implementing entrepreneurship education for many kinds of students, especially in non-business education. The purpose of this paper is to ask how 15-year-old students in Finnish basic education are…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Music, Music Activities, Foreign Countries
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Hopkins, Michael T. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between eighth-grade violinists' pitch perception and instrument tuning skill. The perceptual task was a researcher-developed computer-based Violin Tuning Perception Test. The instrument tuning task involved tuning two violins, one mistuned flat and the other mistuned sharp. Participants (N…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Musical Instruments, Music Education, Middle School Students
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Hewitt, Michael P. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2015
In the present study, relationships between two components of self-regulation (self-efficacy and self-evaluation) and gender, school level, instrument family, and music performance were examined. Participants were 340 middle and high school band students who participated in one of two summer music camps or who were members of a private middle…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Gender Differences, Age Differences
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Miksza, Peter; Prichard, Stephanie; Sorbo, Diana – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate intermediate musicians' self-regulated practice behaviors. Thirty sixth- through eighth-grade students were observed practicing band repertoire individually for 20 min. Practice sessions were coded according to practice frame frequency and duration, length of musical passage selected, most prominent…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Video Technology, Musicians
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Ho, Wai-Chung – Research in Education, 2009
This paper elucidates students' experiences of music within and beyond classrooms, and interprets their experiences of musical participation and instrumental learning. Data are drawn from a questionnaire conducted in Hong Kong between November 2006 and December 2006 with 3,243 students who were attending grades four - ten in 22 primary and…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Activities, Musical Instruments, Elementary School Students
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Hoffman, Adria Rachel; Carter, Bruce Allen – Music Education Research, 2013
Although cultural diversity is important to the social context of classrooms, few researchers have explored school music experiences from the perspective of students of colour. Possibly of greater concern is the absence of research examining African-American students' educational experiences in early secondary education, during which time the…
Descriptors: African American Students, Musical Instruments, Music Education, Middle School Students
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Paul, Timothy A. – Contributions to Music Education, 2010
This study, a replication and extension of work by Norris (2004), examined sight-reading requirements at middle and high school large-group band festivals across the United States. As in the earlier investigation, answers to the following questions were solicited from all 50 states: (1) Are there ratings-based large-group band festivals? (2) Is…
Descriptors: High Schools, Middle Schools, Music, Musicians
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Green, Lucy – Psychology of Music, 2012
This article considers the concepts of "learning style" and "learning strategy". The former connotes an inbuilt trait which tends to remain fundamental to the way an individual approaches learning. The latter refers to a set of consciously-acquired and applied approaches or tactics designed to achieve a learning task. The article relates these…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Learning Strategies, Musical Instruments, Music Education
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Bowles, Terry – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2008
To date questionnaires that measure Multiple Intelligences (MIs) have typically not been systematically developed, have poor psychometric properties, and relatively low reliability. The aim of this research was to define the factor structure, and reliability of nine talents which are the behavioural outcomes of MIs, using items representing…
Descriptors: Multiple Intelligences, Reliability, Factor Structure, Psychometrics
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Bergee, Martin J.; Rossin, Emily G. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2019
This study's purposes were to develop a rating scale for midlevel band performance and validate a theoretical structure for the scale. Research questions were (a) What qualities describe excellent seventh- and eighth-grade band performance? (b) What items constitute a Midlevel Band Performance Rating Scale (MBPRS)? (c) How reliable is the MBPRS?…
Descriptors: Music, Musicians, Musical Instruments, Music Education
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Sung, Yao-Ting; Chang, Kuo-En; Chang, Tzyy-Hua; Yu, Wen-Cheng – Journal of Adolescence, 2010
Self- and peer assessments are becoming more popular in classrooms, but there are few data on the reliability and validity of such assessments performed by school children. Because these factors are greatly affected by the number of raters, we conducted two studies to determine the rating behaviours of teenagers in self- and peer assessments, and…
Descriptors: Generalizability Theory, Peer Evaluation, Validity, Reliability
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