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Fowler, Andrew – British Journal of Music Education, 2014
"Music is both a creative and a performing art" (Hallam, 2006, p. 70). Many musicians and music educators maintain that composing and performing, although related, are essentially different aspects of musical activity. In the professional musical sphere, composition and performance are almost invariably separated; academic studies have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Musical Composition, Theater Arts
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Wrigley, William J.; Emmerson, Stephen B. – Psychology of Music, 2013
This study investigated ways to improve the quality of music performance evaluation in an effort to address the accountability imperative in tertiary music education. An enhanced scientific methodology was employed incorporating ecological validity and using recognized qualitative methods involving grounded theory and quantitative methods…
Descriptors: Validity, Rating Scales, Music Education, Grounded Theory
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Mohamed, Carmen – Education 3-13, 2011
The project on which this report is based set out to establish how exploring children's musicality might encourage adults to consider their engagement with the musical play and learning of children under the age of five. Through reflection and evaluation the participants became aware that they were challenging their own teaching style in response…
Descriptors: Music Education, Teaching Styles, Teacher Characteristics, Educational Research
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Pellegrino, Kristen – Research Studies in Music Education, 2015
The purpose of this descriptive case study was to examine the developing music teacher identity of four student music teachers by exploring the meanings of music making and the intersections of music making and teaching. Participants all had dual student teaching placements: elementary general music and secondary band. Data were generated through…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Professional Identity, Preservice Teachers
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Gooding, Lori; Standley, Jayne M. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2011
Development involves progressive changes in knowledge and abilities that occur across the life span. Current research on musical abilities suggests that the development of skills necessary for musicality begins in utero and continues through adulthood. Many of these skills, such as the ability to carry a tune, move in time to music, and respond…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Literature, Infants
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Macleroy, Vicky – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2013
This article investigates the premise that literary texts use language in aesthetic, imaginative and engaging ways that have considerable potential to extend the learning of bilingual pupils. It draws on research findings from a qualitative study that examined the value of developing pedagogic practices for emergent bilingual learners at the…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Bilingualism, Language Skills, Cognitive Ability
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Brenner, Brenda – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2010
This essay will address the question of the value of string education by first examining arguments offered on behalf of string education in schools, and noting their somewhat mixed value. Then a set of arguments will be presented that may have greater promise. The focal point will be the establishment of excellence in string teaching and playing.…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Music Education, Teaching Methods, Elementary Secondary Education
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Lockart, Rebekah; McLeod, Sharynne – American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 2013
Purpose: To investigate speech-language pathology students' ability to identify errors and transcribe typical and atypical speech in Cantonese, a nonnative language. Method: Thirty-three English-speaking speech-language pathology students completed 3 tasks in an experimental within-subjects design. Results: Task 1 (baseline) involved transcribing…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel, Graduate Students, English
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Young, Susan; Street, Alison; Davies, Eleanor – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2007
Detailed analyses of adult-infant interaction among some European and North American populations have revealed that it resides on characteristics such as synchronous timing, phrasing, pitch contours and variations of dynamic intensity that are essentially musical in nature. Moreover, this musicality of infancy is the medium which enables and…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Music Activities, Parenting Styles
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Hendricks, Karin S.; McPherson, Gary E. – International Journal of Music Education, 2010
Current literature offers only scant information on very young children who display high attention and engagement in music, but who are not drawn from normal populations. This study of three-year-old Danny, who possesses the neurological disorder Sensory Integration Dysfunction, provides a case study of the types of parent-child interactions that…
Descriptors: Sensory Integration, Music, Parent Influence, Child Rearing
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Blomberg, Stefan; Rosander, Michael; Andersson, Gerhard – Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2006
The study investigated the prevalence of fear and hyperacusis and the possible connections between fear, hyperacusis and musicality in a Swedish sample of individuals with Williams syndrome (WS). The study included 38 individuals and a cross-sectional design, with no matched control group. Two persons, who knew the participant well, completed a…
Descriptors: Fear, Hearing Impairments, Music, Developmental Disabilities
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Bloor, Andrew J. – Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, 2009
Three classes in different primary schools in a west London borough were given four tests, two with music and two with silence, to see if the music had a measurable effect on the behaviour and attainment of the children during tests. The results were then cross-referenced with the children's self-evaluation of their own musicality to ascertain if…
Descriptors: Music, Reading Tests, Mathematics Tests, Elementary School Students
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Legg, Robert – Music Education Research, 2010
Previous research in education has investigated the relationship between gender and perceptions of musicality, suggesting that teachers' assessments of boys' and girls' achievements in music are different and unequal. This empirical study attempts to explore that relationship in more detail, building on research from the late 1990s, by asking…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Music Teachers, Beginning Teachers
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Emielu, Austin – British Journal of Music Education, 2011
Every educational system has its goals and objectives, curricula and modes of implementation. There is however the need for periodic assessment and evaluation. Specifically, this research paper sets out to evaluate the success or otherwise of the music education delivery system in Kwara state of Nigeria and its implications for the goals of music…
Descriptors: Music Education, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, African Culture
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Seddon, Frederick; Biasutti, Michele – Music Education Research, 2008
Prior research has revealed that non-music specialist trainee primary school teachers lack confidence in teaching music in spite of changes to teacher training and the introduction of music in the National Curriculum in England. The current study investigated the effects on non-music specialist trainee primary teachers' confidence to teach music…
Descriptors: Music Education, Case Studies, Intervention, Instructional Effectiveness
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