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Bergman, Åsa; Lindgren, Monica; Saether, Eva – Music Education Research, 2016
This article focuses on the El Sistema programme, which started up in Sweden in 2010 with the objective to deal with segregation problems typical for Swedish urban areas. The purpose of the article is to examine how promoting integration through music and music education is constructed within El Sistema as a way to help children growing up in…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Ethnography, Social Integration, Music
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Allan, Julie; Moran, Nikki; Duffy, Celia; Loening, Gica – Journal of Education Policy, 2010
This paper reports on a knowledge exchange project, funded by the Scottish Funding Council and undertaken by a group of researchers from three higher education institutions in Scotland and the project partner, Sistema Scotland. This newly established charity is attempting to implement a major programme of social change, developed in Venezuela,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Higher Education, Equal Education
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Lafontant Di Niscia, Attilio – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2019
In this article, I visualize the relationship between tonewood exploitation and the import of musical instruments for Venezuela's El Sistema, with the participation of the Venezuelan State, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and manufacturing companies from China and the Global North. My basis…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Musical Instruments, Music Activities, Musicians
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Baker, Geoffrey; Frega, Ana Lucía – Music Education Research, 2018
A powerful and eulogistic narrative has evolved around the Venezuelan National System of Youth and Children's Orchestras, better known as El Sistema. Recently, however, critical perspectives have begun to emerge from the academic sphere. Nevertheless, researchers have faced an acute shortage of documentary resources relating to the programme's…
Descriptors: Musicians, Music, Music Education, Social Change
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Osborne, Margaret S.; McPherson, Gary E.; Faulkner, Robert; Davidson, Jane W.; Barrett, Margaret S. – Music Education Research, 2016
We sought to understand the potential for positive non-musical outcomes for economically and socially disadvantaged primary school students who are involved in instrumental music learning programs. Two schools with students experiencing generational poverty, current or first-generation immigrant or refugee status who were running El-Sistema…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Music, Music Education, Socioeconomic Status
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Lesniak, Melissa – Music Educators Journal, 2013
Melissa Lesniak, the executive director of the Greater Miami Youth Symphony, discusses how much she enjoyed reading the responses to her "El Sistema" article and appreciates the opportunity for healthy dialogue and debate. In response, she states that there are many common goals and objectives across all music education programs that can…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Musicians
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Hopkins, Michael; Provenzano, Anthony M.; Spencer, Michael S. – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the benefits, challenges, program characteristics and instructional approaches of an El Sistema inspired (ESI) after-school string program developed as a university-school partnership. Case study methodology was used to examine the program. Fifth-grade students received 75 minutes of after-school…
Descriptors: After School Programs, College School Cooperation, Music Teachers, Musicians
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McEwan, Patrick J.; Murphy-Graham, Erin; Torres Irribarra, David; Aguilar, Claudia; Rápalo, Renán – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2015
This article evaluates the impact and cost-effectiveness of offering an innovative middle school model--the Sistema de Aprendizaje Tutorial (SAT)--to Honduran villages instead of traditional middle schools. We identified a matched sample of villages with either type of school and collected baseline data among primary school graduates eligible to…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Foreign Countries, Evidence, Educational Quality
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Tunstall, Tricia – Music Educators Journal, 2013
Herein, Tricia Tunstall presents a critique of the article by Melissa Lesniak published in the December 2012 "Music Educators Journal," and offers a new perspective on the Venezuelan youth orchestra program known as "El Sistema." The program, which began in Caracas thirty-eight years ago, is dedicated to changing the lives of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musicians, Reader Response, Musical Composition
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Kuuse, Anna-Karin; Lindgren, Monica; Skåreus, Eva – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2016
The purpose of this study is to analyze how the music educational program of El Sistema Sweden is advertised and legitimized through moving images. The films are a major part of the information on the Swedish national website of El Sistema and are supposed to contribute to the picture that the organization and its founders wish to market. The use…
Descriptors: Music Education, Program Descriptions, Advertising, Web Sites
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Booth, Eric; Tunstall, Tricia – Teaching Artist Journal, 2014
Genuine worldwide movements for social change are rare in human history. Even more rare is the phenomenon of a worldwide movement for social change through art, with teaching artists at the forefront. This article presents the evolution of such a movement now, in the global blossoming of "El Sistema," a program that seeks to change the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Nonschool Educational Programs, National Programs
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Smutny, Joan Franklin – Parenting for High Potential, 2017
Music called to future conductor, Gustavo Dudamel, at an early age. Though his family could not afford music lessons, Dudamel did what thousands of children in Venezuela do. He went to one of the hundreds of music schools of the National System of Children and Youth Orchestras of Venezuela. Founded in the 1970s by pioneering musician and economist…
Descriptors: Music Education, Mentors, At Risk Persons, Poverty
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Booth, Eric – Teaching Artist Journal, 2009
The FESNOJIV (the Spanish acronym for the State Foundation for the National System of Youth and Children's Orchestras), more commonly known as "El Sistema," teaches 300,000 of Venezuela's poorest children in the nationwide music learning program. Many begin attending the "nucleo" as early as age two or three, and the vast…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musicians, Youth Programs, Success
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Nailon, James – Learning Languages, 2010
Sistema de formas en colores (SFC) is a symbols-based system for teaching Spanish grammatical structures and concepts within a communicative context in the elementary school. The (ACTFL) Standards for Foreign Language Learning: Preparing for the 21st Century states that, "While grammar and vocabulary are essential tools for communication, it is…
Descriptors: Grammar, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Spanish
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Honeyman, Catherine A. – International Journal of Educational Development, 2010
This article extends understanding of the connections between education, social capital, and development through a mixed-methods case study of the Sistema de Aprendizaje Tutorial, or SAT, an innovative secondary-level education system. The quantitative dimension of the research used survey measures of social responsibility to compare 93 SAT…
Descriptors: Community Development, Foreign Countries, Social Responsibility, Educational Experience
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