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Johnstone, Ann Barbara – British Journal of Music Education, 2019
This paper presents the results of a study (Johnstone, 2016) which investigated the nature of professional collaboration between the visiting instrumental teacher and the primary school class teacher in the Wider Opportunities instrumental programme. The potential for exchanging knowledge appears to be significant when the visiting instrumental…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Music Teachers, Music Education, Elementary School Students
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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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Huber, Anna – British Journal of Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the role of the parent as a supporter of practice during a whole-class beginner violin programme and whether it is considered most beneficial for practice to be undertaken at home, at school or in no formal manner. This mixed-methods research project involved a year-group of 31 pupils aged 6-7 years from a…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Elementary School Students
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Fautley, Martin; Daubney, Alison – British Journal of Music Education, 2019
The whole class ensemble tuition (WCET) programme in English schools is a somewhat singular and relatively recent arrival onto the teaching and learning scene. It arose from a remark made by an English politician and has grown from there into becoming a regular feature in the music education landscape in primary schools. It has elements which will…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Activities, Program Descriptions, Public Officials
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Anderson, Anthony; Barton-Wales, Sarah – British Journal of Music Education, 2019
Musical cultures in primary schools are influenced by motivators which include intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Whole Class Ensemble Teaching (WCET) as realised through provision from Music Education Hubs in England is an extrinsic factor which has been widely influential. This article explores the dynamics in play in parental engagement in music…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Parent Participation, Parent Role
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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
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Shin, Jihae – British Journal of Music Education, 2019
Because the importance of experienced teachers is growing, retaining experienced music teachers has become a major issue among educators. Therefore, it is necessary to listen attentively to what kinds of difficulties experienced music teachers perceive and to think about how to help these teachers so that they can successfully perform in their own…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Experienced Teachers, Teacher Persistence, Teaching Conditions
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Viig, Tine Grieg – British Journal of Music Education, 2019
This article reports on a case study in a Norwegian primary school where nearly 50 fifth-grade pupils took part in a creative music-making project. Facilitated by two professional artists, they created an original piece of music and performed their composition for an audience at the end of the project week. A substantial part of the data consisted…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Music
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Roberts, J. Christopher – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
This study compared primary student preference for competitive and non-competitive singing games. Students in three intact classes of second graders (n = 65) and three classes of fourth graders (n = 67) at one school in the USA served as subjects. After playing a pair of games, one competitive and one non-competitive, over the course of five…
Descriptors: Music Education, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Preferences
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Cuadrado, Albina; Rusinek, Gabriel – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
This is an analysis of how specialist music teachers sing and teach how to sing, based on data collected from six case studies carried out in Spanish primary schools. The study aimed at understanding classroom singing practices, and in particular the provision or absence of vocal instruction in relation with teachers' singing models. The findings…
Descriptors: Singing, Music Education, Case Studies, Elementary Education
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Akuno, Emily Achieng' – British Journal of Music Education, 2015
In the Republic of Kenya, song is widely used to enhance the whole curriculum in lower primary classes. Song is used especially to aid recall and therefore teachers adapt tunes that children already know, inserting relevant words from the subject at hand. Despite this widespread practice, this form of singing in schools is not recognised by the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Singing, Teaching Methods
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Bhebhe, Sithulisiwe; Runhare, Tawanda; Monobe, Ratau John – British Journal of Music Education, 2015
This study sought to examine the quality of teaching practice (TP) mentoring in the teaching of music at primary school level through the distance mode of training at one college of education in Zimbabwe. The study examined the experiences and perceptions of lecturers and student teachers on TP mentoring in music within the context of a distance…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Music Education, Teacher Education, Student Teachers
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Henley, Jennie – British Journal of Music Education, 2015
This paper draws on three different research projects to demonstrate the use of an expanded model of Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT), developed as part of a doctoral research study. The first project is an evaluation of the impacts of a Music Partnership Project within Primary and Secondary schools. The second project is an evaluation…
Descriptors: Music Education, College School Cooperation, Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools
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Zandén, Olle; Thorgersen, Cecilia Ferm – British Journal of Music Education, 2015
This study analyses 10 Swedish music teachers' descriptions of how a new music syllabus and a new credit scale have influenced their practice. In the new curriculum, grading is introduced in year 6 and not, as previously, in year 8. We have therefore focused on the effects of this change on school years 5-7. The new syllabus is much more precise…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Curriculum Development, Music Teachers
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Mackinlay, Elizabeth – British Journal of Music Education, 2014
In this paper, I use a bricolage of arts-based research and writing practices to explore narratives by Grade 4 children about their experiences in a drumming circle called "Bam Bam" as represented in a text they created with me called An ABC of drumming. The term "narrative" is used here in a contemporary sense to…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Music Education, Personal Narratives
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