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Silverman, Marissa – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
The purpose of this ethnographic study was to investigate the Montclair State University's West African drum and dance ensemble. Analyses of the data revealed three themes related to individual participants and the "lived reality" of the group as a whole, and to the social-cultural teaching--learning processes involved: spirituality,…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Dance, Singing, Ethnography
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Wall, Michael Patrick – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
This study explored how and what a group of six fifth-grade instrumental music students learned during group improvisation activities over eight sessions together with the researcher as participant observer. Students' learning was investigated through the lenses of musical fluency and collaborative emergence. Findings related to multiple…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Participant Observation
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Adams, Dylan; Beauchamp, Gary – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
There has been increasing interest in the educational value of outdoor learning around the world and in the United Kingdom. This is reflected in the statutory curricula of each country. At present, however, there has been little research into the potential of music-making in the outdoors. This study investigated how changing the physical location…
Descriptors: Children, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Music
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Shevock, Daniel J. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
Improvisation plays a substantial role within the world's musical cultures. The purpose of this research was to explore the essence of the experience of confident music improvising. In this phenomenological study, confidence was considered a psychological experience and the confidence of improvisers the phenomenon under examination. The researcher…
Descriptors: Music Education, Creativity, Phenomenology, Self Efficacy
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Conway, Colleen; Hibbard, Shannan – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine how four experienced music teachers describe their navigation of the micropolitical landscape in their schools. Research questions included: (a) How do the teacher participants describe their strategies used to navigate the political, contextual, and interpersonal landscape of their schools and school…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Music Education, Inquiry, Personal Narratives
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Miettinen, Laura; Gluschankof, Claudia; Karlsen, Sidsel; Westerlund, Heidi – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
Societies worldwide are becoming more aware of the educational challenges that come with increased cultural diversity derived from ethnic, linguistic, religious, socioeconomic and educational differences and their intersections. In many countries, teacher education programmes are expected to prepare teachers for this reality and develop their…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Music Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs
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Palkki, Joshua; Caldwell, Paul – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
This article presents data from a large-scale cross-sectional survey of LGBTQ college students (N = 1,123) reflecting on their middle and high school experiences in choral music. The quantitative data indicate that students felt safer in high school than in middle school and that a small majority of high school teachers voiced support for LGBTQ…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, College Students, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation
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Garrett, Matthew L.; Spano, Fred P. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this research was to examine LGBTQ-inclusive strategies used by practicing music educators in the United States. Participants (N = 300) in a nonprobabilistic sample completed a survey inquiring as to their comfort using LGBTQ-inclusive strategies in a school music class, their perceptions of barriers to LGBTQ inclusion, and whether…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Strategies, Homosexuality, Music Teachers
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Ho, Wai-Chung – Research Studies in Music Education, 2017
This study examined popular music and school music education as cultural constructs of teenage students amid the shifting cultural and social dynamics of contemporary China. Data were drawn from questionnaires completed by 6,780 secondary students (mainly ages 12 through 17) from three cities--Beijing, Changsha, and Shanghai. The survey results…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Music, Music Education, Music Teachers
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Swain, Nicola; Bodkin-Allen, Sally – Research Studies in Music Education, 2017
Early childhood teachers are often required to sing, which requires confidence. The purpose of the present study was to treat early childhood teachers who self-identified as uncertain singers using either a group singing (GS) approach, or a talking approach, based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). The aim of the study was to increase…
Descriptors: Singing, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers
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Ferm Almqvist, Cecilia; Vinge, John; Väkevä, Lauri; Zandén, Olle – Research Studies in Music Education, 2017
Recent reforms in England and the USA give evidence that teaching methods and content can change rapidly, given a strong external pressure, for example through economic incentives, inspections, school choice, and public display of schools' and pupils' performances. Educational activities in the Scandinavian countries have increasingly become…
Descriptors: Music Education, Teaching Methods, Grading, Student Evaluation
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Haddon, Elizabeth – Research Studies in Music Education, 2017
This qualitative research presents data relating to eight amateur pianists who completed a 10-week Piano Performance course for lifelong learners at the University of York, UK. This article discusses the development of learning through the impact of group participation, challenges faced by learners and pedagogical strategies used by the leader to…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Music, Performance, Lifelong Learning
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Lee, Juyoung; Krause, Amanda E.; Davidson, Jane W. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2017
The aim of this study was to consider how we can invest in music-making to promote well-being in school contexts. Web-based data collection was conducted where researchers identified 17 case studies that describe successful music programs in schools in Australia. The researchers aligned content from these case studies into the five categories of…
Descriptors: Well Being, Music, Music Education, Case Studies
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Rawlings, Jared R.; Stoddard, Sarah A. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2017
Previous research suggests that students participating in school-based musical ensembles are more engaged in school and more likely to connect to their peers in school; however, researchers have not specifically investigated peer connectedness among adolescents in school-based music ensembles. The purpose of this study was to explore middle school…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Middle School Students, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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Albert, Daniel J. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to determine if participation in a composition competition influenced four K-12 students' self-concepts as musicians. Research questions explored motivations for these four students to enter into a composition competition, influences of the competition on students' self-concepts as musicians (if at all), and effects…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Musicians, Music, Music Education
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