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Hallam, Susan – British Journal of Music Education, 2019
In 2001, the government in England pledged in the white paper Schools Achieving Success that all primary school pupils who wanted to should have the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument. The research reported here aimed to establish what contributed to the success of the implementation of this policy. The findings showed that success…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Music Education, Musical Instruments
Department for Education, 2011
England is a world leader in music education. Provision has existed locally for over 50 years. Recent developments have added national funding to the picture so that all pupils have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument. The number accessing regular weekly instrumental tuition has grown from 438,772 (8.4%) in 2005 to a projected figure of…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Music Education, Music, Musical Instruments
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Hallam, Susan; Burnard, Pamela; Robertson, Anne; Saleh, Chris; Davies, Valerie; Rogers, Lynne; Kokatsaki, Dimitra – Music Education Research, 2009
In England, there have been concerns that some primary teachers lack the necessary skills to teach the National Curriculum. The aim of this research was to ascertain the level of confidence of students completing a one-year primary teacher-training programme in relation to teaching in general and teaching music in particular. 341 students from…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Music Education, Music, Musical Instruments
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Koutsoupidou, Theano; Hargreaves, David J. – Psychology of Music, 2009
This article reports a quasi-experimental study of the effects of improvisation on the development of children's creative thinking in music. The study was conducted in a primary school classroom with two matched groups of 6-year-old children over a period of six months. The music lessons for the experimental group were enriched with a variety of…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Creativity, Music
Sharp, Caroline – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2015
Music Education Hubs (MEHs) were created to provide access, opportunities and excellence in music education for all children and young people. A total of 123 MEHs were established and started work in 2012. The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) carried out secondary analysis of a survey conducted by Arts Council England in Autumn…
Descriptors: Music Education, Access to Education, Foreign Countries, Surveys
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Henley, Jennie – Music Education Research, 2017
Current inclusive pedagogical thinking advocates that learning should begin with what the learner can already do. As children bring rich musical experiences with them into school, primary generalist student teachers also bring rich experiences of music and music-making into their initial teacher education programmes. Yet debate still continues as…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Student Teachers, Foreign Countries
Gifted Education International, 2003
Four case studies of gifted education programs in England are described, including the development of a teacher handbook based on the principles behind accelerated learning, the identification of students with musical ability and the provision of musical instrument lessons, and the development of a portable information communication technology…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Case Studies, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Fautley, Martin; Kinsella, Victoria; Whittaker, Adam – British Journal of Music Education, 2019
The Whole Class Ensemble Tuition (WCET) is a model of teaching and learning music which takes place in many English primary schools. It is a relative newcomer to music pedagogy in the primary school. In the groundbreaking study reported in this paper, two new models of teaching and learning music are proposed. These are (a) "Music education…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Activities, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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McQueen, Hilary; Hallam, Susan; Creech, Andrea – Music Education Research, 2018
This paper is based on the data collected from a longitudinal study of seven maintained, secondary schools in England that have adopted Musical Futures as an approach to teaching music. The research had a particular focus on key stage 3 (11-14). For the purposes of this paper, data gained from 18 music staff and 325 student interview…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Secondary Education, Music Education
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Driscoll, Jennifer – Music Education Research, 2009
Little consideration has been given to the factors which motivate children to take up music tuition, or their reasons for giving up. In part, this is a reflection of the limited extent to which children have been consulted directly in relation to issues exclusively affecting them. This study considered opportunity and motivation for young people…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Musical Instruments, Gender Differences, Tuition
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Meissner, Henrique – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
This article presents findings from an action research project that investigated instrumental teachers' strategies for facilitating children's learning of expressive music performance. Nine teachers and 14 pupils (aged 9-15) participated in this project, which consisted of 10 weeks of teaching. At the beginning and end of this period pupils'…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Singing, Imagery
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Parkes, Kelly A.; Daniel, Ryan – British Journal of Music Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to explore why highly trained musicians choose to teach in higher education. An international population from nine countries of music instrument teachers was sampled via online survey, to determine their reasons for teaching in higher education. Motivational constructs from the expectancy-value framework were used,…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musicians, Online Surveys, Music Teachers
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Mellor, Liz – Music Education Research, 2008
This article investigates computer-based music composition using the CD Rom "Dance eJay" with pupils from a secondary school setting (13-15 years). Three issues are explored: the extent to which participants adopted different strategies during the composition process, how the strategies differed with respect to prior experience of formal…
Descriptors: Creativity, Music Education, Musical Composition, Secondary School Students
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Poole, Adrian – British Journal of Music Education, 2004
The general aim of this article is to explore South Asian music and culture in an educational context. The fieldwork on which it is based mainly consists of semi-structured interviews with pupils of South Asian origin (aged 11-18) who attend a secondary school in Ilford, Essex. The learning methods of South Asian musicians are considered and a…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Music, Creative Activities, Foreign Countries
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Mills, Janet – Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 1987
Questions the extent to which assessment of solo musical performance can be made under the General Certificate of School Education exam in England and Wales. Discusses performances as criterion. Reports on experiment which attempted to assess a student's overall music performance. Offers a model which can be used to better measure solo music…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Testing, Foreign Countries, Interrater Reliability
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