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Riley, Patricia E. – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2013
This case study consisted of an examination of the perspectives of students, teachers, and administrators at the Shuangling Primary School, a rural Chinese school in Shaanxi Province, as they relate to themes of China's most recent curricular reform efforts. The intent was to understand these perspectives and determine how to best assist teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Music Teachers
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McQuarrie, Sarah H.; Sherwin, Ronald G. – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between actual current assessment practices of elementary music teachers and the assessment topics as published in the literature aimed at those teachers. Specifically, this study sought to: 1) identify the current assessment techniques utilized by elementary music teachers; 2) identify…
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, Music, Music Education, Music Teachers
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Bugos, Jennifer; Jacobs, Edward – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of a composition program, Composers in Public Schools (CiPS), on cognitive skills essential for academic success. The underlying hypothesis is that composition instruction will promote creative expression and increase performance on music-specific skills such as music reading, as well as foster…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Arithmetic, Music, Creative Activities
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Gauthier, Delores; Dunn, Robert E. – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2004
This pilot study compared two approaches for teaching rhythm reading skills to first-grade children. Two intact first-grade classes participated in six lessons focusing on simple rhythms (4 beats using eighth and quarter notes). The lessons were based on the same musical materials; only the approach was varied. After random assignment, Class 1…
Descriptors: Scores, Teaching Methods, Music Reading, Pretests Posttests
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Hanson, Marlene – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2003
This study was an investigation of the effects of sequenced Kodaly literacy-based music instruction on the spatial reasoning skills of kindergarten students. Subjects in the pretest-posttest control group design were 54 kindergarten students who were enrolled in three kindergarten classes in a rural elementary community school. Experimental group…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Music Education, Music