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ERIC Number: EJ1057910
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
Students' Attitudes towards Individual Musical Instrument Courses in Music Education Graduate Programs in Turkey
Önder, Gülten Cüceoglu
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v40 n2 Article 5 Feb 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 students enrolled in the Music Education Department towards the course within the program. Participants included 334 students studying Music Education at four different Universities in Turkey. The study adopted the "Attitudes towards Individual Musical Instrument Course Scale" (Topoglu & Erden, 2012). No statistically significant difference in students' attitude towards the course was identified related to gender, the type of high schools they graduated and the total period of education they received. In contrast, a statistically significant difference in students' attitudes was identified related to grade levels, the types of instruments they learned, and the time allocated each day for practice.
Edith Cowan University. Bradford Street, Mount Lawley, West Australia 6050, Australia. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey