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Worthen, Helena – Mind, Culture, and Activity, 2008
In a typical workplace in the United States, two knowledge-producing activity systems are in motion. Each produces knowledge about how to do the work of that workplace, but they are differently motivated: one toward productivity, and the other toward earning a living. The conflict between these two systems is addressed through the process of…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Labor Education, Labor, Motivation
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Rajan, Rekha S. – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
This exploratory study examined the changing role of music education and the availability of musical experiences for students attending Montessori schools in the Midwestern United States. On a survey instrument designed by the researcher, Montessori school directors (N = 36) from eight states shared descriptions of the current role of music at…
Descriptors: Music Education, Montessori Method, Role of Education, Likert Scales
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Fitzpatrick, Kate R. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2011
The purpose of this mixed methods study was to learn about the ways that instrumental music teachers in Chicago navigated the urban landscape. The design of the study most closely resembles Creswell and Plano Clark's (2007) two-part Triangulation Convergence Mixed Methods Design, with the addition of an initial exploratory focus group component.…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Music Education, Job Satisfaction, Focus Groups
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McCord, Kimberly A. – General Music Today, 2004
Illinois State University (ISU), located in central Illinois, serves a large population of rural, suburban, and urban students. students are predominantly white. The music education curriculum requires multicultural music study, and students have opportunities for authentic experiences. During the semester before this course, students in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teachers, Music
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Murphy, Fintan; Rickard, Nikki; Gill, Anneliese; Grimmett, Helen – British Journal of Music Education, 2011
Although there are many examples of notable string programmes there has been relatively little comparative analysis of these programmes. This paper examines three benchmark string programmes (The University of Illinois String Project, The Tower Hamlets String Teaching Project and Colourstrings) alongside Music4All, an innovative string programme…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Musical Instruments, Music Education
Powers, Keith – Teaching Music, 2013
Keeping one's self inspired in the music classroom is all about connections. Sometimes educators need to look at what they're doing from a different perspective. Luckily, there's no shortage of ways to revitalize one's classroom approach, and to help the author explores a few, he made use of some connections of his own, turning to five educators…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Music Education, Music, Singing
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Hauze, Sean; French, Debbie – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2017
With a national emphasis on integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in K-16 courses, incorporating technology in a meaningful way is critical. This research examines whether STEM and non-STEM teachers were able to incorporate technology in STEM courses successfully with sufficient professional development. The…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Instruction, Musical Instruments, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Kelley, Jamey; Demorest, Steven M. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2016
Since the arrival of the first charter school in Minnesota in 1991, charter schools have become one of the largest movements in educational reform. In recent years, research has emerged that has compared the effectiveness of charter schools with their traditional school counterparts. The purpose of this study was to compare the extent of music…
Descriptors: Traditional Schools, Charter Schools, Comparative Analysis, Elementary School Students
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Thibeault, Matthew D. – General Music Today, 2011
Poems are filled with musicality. Poetry and music are often described using similar terms: meter, cadence, phrase, form, and more. Poetry also has physical qualities recognized ever since the Greeks classified poetic meter in feet. In this article, the author presents a project that works well across the age spectrum: recording expressive poetry…
Descriptors: Poetry, Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments
Martin, Merissa R.; Pickett, Matt T. – Online Submission, 2013
The purpose of this action research project report was to increase student motivation and engagement. There seemed to be an increasing disconnect between student potential and performance, especially among gifted math and beginning music students. Two teacher researchers carried out this research with 25 fifth-grade students at two different sites…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Student Motivation, Learner Engagement, Individualized Instruction
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Gabor, Elena – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2011
This qualitative study investigated the vocational socialization turning points in families of classical musicians. I sampled and interviewed 20 parent-child dyads, for a total of 46 interviews. Data analysis revealed that classical musicians' experiences were marked by 11 turning points that affected their identification with the occupation:…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Socialization, Mentors, Musicians
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Taylor, Donald M. – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2011
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the experiences of lesbian and gay band directors at varying stages of career development to discern how they have negotiated identity within their personal and professional lives. Ten band directors (8 males and 2 females) residing in Texas (n = 8), Florida (n = 1), and Illinois (n = 1)…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Focus Groups, Musicians, Homosexuality
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Fitzpatrick, Kate R. – Contributions to Music Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to survey and compare the characteristics and perceptions of randomly selected urban and suburban (N=20) secondary instrumental music teachers in the Chicago area. Descriptive analysis of the demographic data demonstrated the following: suburban participants had higher levels of educational attainment than their urban…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Urban Schools, Suburban Schools
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Smith, Kenneth H. – International Journal of Music Education, 2009
This study investigated how the effectiveness of computer-assisted instruction (CAI) to teach rhythm reading skills may be influenced by subjects' level of field dependence/independence. The subjects for the study consisted of 120 middle school instrumental music students divided into four groups based on scores from the Group Embedded Figures…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Music Education, Music, Computer Assisted Instruction
Mixon, Kevin – Teaching Music, 2005
This article describes the method and adaptations used by the author in including students with special needs in an instrumental music program. To ensure success in the program, the author shares the method he uses to include exceptional students and enumerates some possible adaptations. There are certainly other methods and modifications that…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Learning Disabilities, Music Education, Special Education