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Önder, Gülten Cüceoglu – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
The Individual Musical Instrument course is a compulsory part of the curriculum, in the Music Education Departments of universities in Turkey. The main purpose of the course is to ensure that each student is able to play a musical instrument and, use the instrument once they become music teachers. This study aims to determine the attitudes of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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Wrape, Elizabeth R.; Dittloff, Alexandra L.; Callahan, Jennifer L. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2016
Previous studies have established that gender stereotypes are associated with children's choice of musical instrument. Though some have suggested that these gender stereotypes may be trending toward change, other studies have indicated that gender stereotypes are long-standing and still very much at issue. This descriptive study of middle school…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Musical Instruments, Sex Stereotypes, Middle School Students
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Pollard, Dominic; Alexander, Patrick – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This article explores class, capital, and aspiration to social mobility in an ethnographic study of an English secondary school. In particular, the article considers the school's musical instrument programme as a site for inculcating forms of capital, under the auspices of developing skills for upward social mobility. Bringing together Bourdieu's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Musical Instruments, Communities of Practice
Nathan, Linda F. – Educational Leadership, 2018
Accomplished arts educator Linda F. Nathan profiles Conservatory Lab Charter School in Boston, a PreK-8 school that specializes in music education. In addition to academic coursework, Conservatory Lab students--many of whom are from low-income, minority families--learn musical instruments, play in ensembles, and compose and conduct music. Nathan…
Descriptors: Music Education, At Risk Students, Laboratory Schools, Charter Schools
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Cremata, Radio; Powell, Bryan – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
This article investigates and interrogates notions of student-centered music learning through collaboration in digital spaces. By harnessing the power and potential of Internet networks, one music educator in Miami, FL challenged his students to an online music collaboration project (OMCP) where students were asked to engage in deterritorialized…
Descriptors: Music Education, Research Projects, High School Students, Music
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Ho, Wai-Chung – Gender and Education, 2009
This paper examines the extent of gender differences, and discusses the role of gender in musical instrument learning. It focuses on the collective instrumental experiences of 1493 Chinese students (774 boys and 719 girls attending grades 7-13) within Western and non-Western musical traditions in Hong Kong. The discussion draws attention to gender…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Gender Bias
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McPherson, Gary E.; Osborne, Margaret S.; Barrett, Margaret S.; Davidson, Jane W.; Faulkner, Robert – Research Studies in Music Education, 2015
This study extends an eight-country mapping exercise (McPherson & O'Neill, 2010; see "Research Studies in Music Education" issues 2010-2011) to include students' motivation to study music within the Australian context. It sought to determine whether music learners (students learning an instrument or voice), might be more motivated to…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Gender Differences, Music Education, Music
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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Godwin, Louise – Victorian Journal of Music Education, 2014
This article explores the process of determining an approach to the analysis of qualitative data collected as part of a case study research project involving children and teenagers from a community of musical practice--an all ages community-based fiddle group in central Scotland. The researcher's overarching goal is to find ways to increase…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Communities of Practice, Foreign Countries
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Palazón, José; Giráldez, Andrea – International Journal of Music Education, 2018
This article presents an experiment with a group of secondary school music students in Spain. We used music score sheets enriched with Quick Response codes as a resource for the practice required to play a musical instrument. The first group (n = 56) was compared with another group (n = 56) that used traditional resources (textbooks and compact…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students
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Evans, Paul; McPherson, Gary E.; Davidson, Jane W. – Psychology of Music, 2013
This article addresses individuals' decisions to continue or cease playing a musical instrument from a basic psychological needs perspective. Participants began learning music 10 years prior to the study and were the subject of previous longitudinal research. They completed a survey investigating the three psychological needs of competence,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments
Sorah, Donald Wayne, Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to compare teacher beliefs about music technology, types of teacher training in music technology, music technology resource availability, and levels of teacher use of music technology based on school socioeconomic status, teacher age, number of years teaching, and teacher gender. High-school band directors from the…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Ward, Sarah J.; Price, Rebecca M.; Davis, Katie; Crowther, Gregory J. – International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, 2018
One STEAM (STEM + Arts) strategy is to supplement traditional STEM instruction with music. Using music could provide the dual benefits of (1) making STEM content more accessible and (2) enhancing students' engagement in the learning process. Here we explore the extent to which music-oriented high school students achieve these two benefits when…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Art Education, Music Education, Singing
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Ranelli, Sonia; Smith, Anne; Straker, Leon – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
There is evidence supporting the social and cognitive benefits of music education. However aspects of music practice, such as an increase in frequency and intensity of practice, are associated with playing-related musculoskeletal problems in adult musicians, though with limited evidence in children. The aim of this study was to describe the music…
Descriptors: Music Education, Drills (Practice), Performance, Anxiety
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Burton, Suzanne L. – Music Education Research, 2017
In this study, I explored children's development of rhythmic music literacy using a language acquisition paradigm. An emergent, constructivist curriculum was implemented over one academic year with 39 children, 5-8 years old. Children were involved in audiation-based active listening, singing, moving, chanting, and playing instruments and engaged…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Music Education, Music, Literacy
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