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McPhail, Graham – British Journal of Music Education, 2013
Informal learning has become a prominent theme in music education literature in recent times. Many writers have called for a new emphasis on informal knowledge and pedagogy as the way forward for music education. The position taken in this paper is that a central issue for music education is the accommodation of a tension between types of…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Music Education, Rock Music, Music Teachers
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McEwan, Rob – British Journal of Music Education, 2013
Despite strong philosophical arguments supporting the inclusion of music in all students' education, declining student participation rates in school music activities during the middle years of schooling remain an ongoing issue for music education researchers. This paper presents the findings of a case study examining the motivational factors…
Descriptors: Music Education, Secondary School Students, Student Motivation, Student Participation
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Ashley, Martin R. – British Journal of Music Education, 2013
Work such as that of John Cooksey on boys' changing voices has influenced choral practice in the USA and in certain UK youth choirs, but has hitherto had little impact in UK schools where many teachers continue to believe that boys' voices "break". Different practices are found across the independent and maintained sectors of secondary…
Descriptors: Singing, Males, Music Activities, Foreign Countries