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Gallo, Donna J. – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this mixed methods study was to determine the effect of formative assessment strategies on second grade students' singing accuracy and to examine how music educators planned for and enacted these practices. Student participants (n = 63) were divided into three groups over a six-week period: (a) a partial treatment group where the…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Accuracy, Singing, Music Education
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Elkoshi, Rivka – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
This study was designed to investigate children's audiovisual art, following intuitive listening to complete classical works from different historical periods. The study aimed to examine the effect of different musical stimuli on children's audiovisual output. Two related questions were asked: (1) How do children visually and verbally represent…
Descriptors: Classical Music, Auditory Stimuli, Visual Stimuli, Grade 2
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Rajan, Rekha S. – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
This exploratory study examined the changing role of music education and the availability of musical experiences for students attending Montessori schools in the Midwestern United States. On a survey instrument designed by the researcher, Montessori school directors (N = 36) from eight states shared descriptions of the current role of music at…
Descriptors: Music Education, Montessori Method, Role of Education, Likert Scales
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Rose, Paige – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
The purposes of this research were to discover the effects of manual (hand) and pedal (foot) movements, tempo, and gender on steady beat accuracy. Participants (N = 119) consisted of male (n = 63) and female (n = 56) kindergarten students randomly divided into two groups, counterbalanced with regard to school, homeroom, and gender. Participants…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Music Education, Motion, Gender Differences
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Cain, Melissa – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
This article explores outcomes of research into the role and place of cultural diversity in primary music classes at five government schools in Singapore. The study highlights the ways in which a variety of factors such as specialist music training, government policy, curriculum documents, and professional development influence teacher practice.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Cultural Pluralism, Music Teachers
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Neokleous, Rania – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
This study examined the effects of a music methods course offered at a Cypriot university on the singing skills of 33 female preservice kindergarten teachers. To systematically measure and analyze student progress, the research design was both experimental and descriptive. As an applied study which was carried out "in situ," the normal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Females, Kindergarten
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Chen, Chi Wai Jason – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
This study is to investigate the effectiveness of using mobile devices such as iPhone/iPad/android phone/tablet to facilitate mobile learning in aural skills. The application "Auralbook" was designed in 2011 by an engineer/musician to use mobile devices to learn aural skills. This application enables students to sing, record, clap and…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices