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Poole, Millicent; Swafford, Glenn – Research Studies in Music Education, 1993
Maintains that increasing competition for scarce public resource money combined with a redefinition of higher education as an instrument in economic recovery places a new and greater emphasis on research. Provides guidelines and suggestions for music research to operate and compete successfully within these parameters. Briefly discusses…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Faculty Promotion
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van Ernst, Barbara – Research Studies in Music Education, 1993
Describes a study that involved a search for a model for the teaching of musical composition to students with some prior experience. Recounts in detail the way students approached the task of composing music, and the compositions they produced. Offers several recommendations for reforming composition instruction. (MJP)
Descriptors: Cognitive Restructuring, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement
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Richards, Carol; Killen, Roy – Research Studies in Music Education, 1993
Reports on a study of the expectations of preservice music teacher education students about the problems faced by beginning teachers. Students consistently expressed high levels of confidence and felt that they would experience less serious problems than the "average first-year teacher." Includes statistical data and tables. (MJP)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Music Education
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Russell-Bowie, Deirdre – Research Studies in Music Education, 1993
Criticizes the state of primary school music education in New South Wales. Paints a bleak picture of a school system lacking adequate facilities, resources, and teacher training, and burdened with an outdated curriculum. Reform movements initiated in the 1980s have failed to correct these deficiencies. (MJP)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Facilities, Educational Improvement
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Temmerman, Nita – Research Studies in Music Education, 1993
Presents the results of a study that asked primary school teacher trainees to rate their best and worst musical experiences. Provides detailed descriptions of those responses that identified school instruction as their worst experience. Considers the implications of this for future research and music instruction. (MJP)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Educational Background, Educational Experience, Educational Practices
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Stowasser, Helen – Research Studies in Music Education, 1993
Asserts that music-student learning outcomes need to encompass the development of general and transferable cognitive, technological, psychomotor, affective, and social skills as well as musical achievement. Discusses the ways that research can help integrate this approach into the curriculum. Briefly reviews the national goals outlined in the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Improvement