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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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Liao, Mei-Ying; Campbell, Patricia Shehan – Music Education Research, 2016
The main purpose of this study was to compare differences in approaches to teaching children's song by kindergarten teachers in Taiwan and the USA. Five public school kindergarten teachers in Taipei, Taiwan, and five public kindergarten teachers in Seattle, USA, were invited to voluntarily participate in this study. They were asked to teach six…
Descriptors: Music Education, Singing, Kindergarten, Musical Instruments
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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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Begic, Jasna Šulentic; Begic, Amir; Škojo, Tihana – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
This paper describes the research conducted in the Republic of Croatia during the 2012/13 academic year. We have gathered opinions from experts, i.e. teaching methods teachers from seven faculties of teacher education, regarding the music teaching competencies necessary for primary education teachers teaching music in the first several grades of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Music Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Juntunen, P.; Ruokonen, I.; Ruismäki, H. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2015
For music students in the early stages of learning, the music may seem to be hidden behind the scores. To support home practising, Juntunen has created the "Playback Orchestra" method with which the students can practise with the support of the notation program playback of the full orchestra. The results of testing the method with…
Descriptors: Music Education, Grade 1, Musical Instruments, Teaching Methods
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Birnie, Rebecca A. – Music Educators Journal, 2014
Composition with students on the elementary level sparks imagination and creativity while engaging students in an experience that can demonstrate personal musical growth. Traditionally, music educators have not been taught how to compose music, let alone lead their students in composing experiences. As music educators take the beginning steps of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Composition, Musical Instruments, Elementary School Students
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Ruismäki, Heikki; Tereska, Tarja – British Journal of Music Education, 2008
This article reports on a retrospective study of Finnish pre-service elementary teachers' assessments of their musical experiences in nursery school and elementary and secondary school and real-time study of their experiences in teacher training. The participants (N = 590) had received musical instruction in five age groups (4-6 years, 7-12 years,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Preschool Education
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Yanko, Matthew – LEARNing Landscapes, 2019
It is astonishing to observe, listen, and co-learn with children as they engage with music to expand beyond the possible with their meaning-making abilities--immersing themselves in a hundred languages of music inspired by Loris Malaguzzi. In the current study, I examine how children in a split Grade 1/2 class explore and represent the sounds…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Music Education, Reggio Emilia Approach, Grade 1
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Mellizo, Jennifer M. – General Music Today, 2016
The inclusion of world music from a variety of cultures and traditions within the general music curriculum creates valuable opportunities for students to experience music in ways that are both culturally and pedagogically beneficial. By exploring the connection between the fields of ethnomusicology and music education, we can expand our current…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Music Teachers
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Simeon, Jinky Jane C.; Ku, Agnes Chun Moi – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2015
The aim of this research is to determine the effect of music instruction with bamboo xylophone as harmonic accompaniment on the singing achievement of second-grade children. Eighty children (N = 80) from four randomly selected classes in two different public schools in the city of Kota Kinabalu participated in this study and they were assigned to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Musical Instruments, Singing, Achievement
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King, Fiona – Victorian Journal of Music Education, 2015
Primary classroom teachers can play a vital role in the music education of primary school students, providing a basis for lifelong learning in music and the arts. Research shows that not all Victorian primary school students have equitable access to music education and that the role of the classroom teacher becomes valuable in supplying or…
Descriptors: Music, Music Activities, Music Education, Music Teachers