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Kenny, Ailbhe – Research Studies in Music Education, 2013
Online music communities offer a new context and culture for musical participation globally. This article, employing a socio-cultural theoretical lens, examines how the Online Academy of Irish Music (OAIM) functions as a teaching and learning online community for Irish traditional music. Findings from qualitative case study research present…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Music Education, Educational Technology
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Knowlton, Dave S. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2013
This article presents an empirical investigation of music education students' journals within a percussion methods course at a Midwestern university in the United States. The findings of this investigation raise issues about music education students' sense of self-awareness, specificity within the journals, and the predominance of discussions…
Descriptors: Music Education, Teaching Methods, Metacognition, Student Attitudes
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Varvarigou, Maria; Hallam, Susan; Creech, Andrea; McQueen, Hilary – Research Studies in Music Education, 2013
There has been a gradual increase in the body of literature regarding seniors' musical preferences, learning approaches, development, and creativity. This literature dispels existing myths that perceive older people as a homogeneous group, characterized by decrepitude and diminishing capacity, and with a passive contribution to society. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Phenomenology, Music
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McPhail, Graham – Research Studies in Music Education, 2013
This article reports on some of the findings from case studies conducted with six secondary school music teachers in New Zealand. The purpose of the study was to investigate and explain the ways in which teachers manage the relationship between classical and popular music in their elective classroom programs, utilizing a theoretical framework…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Music Teachers, Secondary Education
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Perkins, Rosie – Research Studies in Music Education, 2013
This article explores the intersection between institutional hierarchies and learning at a UK conservatoire. Conceptualizing learning as a social practice situated in a hierarchical social space, the article draws on the theorization of Bourdieu to understand how students are positioned in the conservatoire field and what this means in terms of…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Guidelines, Learning Processes
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Baker, David; Green, Lucy – Research Studies in Music Education, 2013
This article reports on a case-control experiment that was conducted in 2012 as part of the Ear Playing Project (EPP) at the Institute of Education, University of London. The EPP developed from the "informal learning" strand of Musical Futures and engaged instrumental students in the UK in learning from specially-created audio recordings…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Control Groups
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Ilari, Beatriz – Research Studies in Music Education, 2013
"Concerted cultivation" has been described as a common, urban middle-class practice concerning the enrollment of children in a variety of age-specific activities that may promote the learning of valuable life skills as well as the development of individual abilities (Lareau, 2003). Music is one such activity. This study investigated the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Music Activities
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Tobias, Evan S. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2013
In forwarding comprehensive popular music pedagogies, music educators might acknowledge and address expanded notions of composition in popular music that include processes of recording, engineering, mixing, and producing along with the technologies, techniques, and ways of being musical that encompass these processes. This article advances a…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Composition, Music Techniques, Popular Culture
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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
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