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Duling, Ed – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2000
Examines teachers' mentor influences, focusing on student teachers' perceptions and descriptions of their mentors. Finds that preservice music teachers had a significantly higher number of mentors than elementary educators and suggests that most followed traditional patterns in mentoring relationships. Highlights the implications for those who…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Interpersonal Relationship
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Cassidy, Jane W. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2001
Presents the results of a study in which prospective music and elementary school teachers were observed to examine their ability in following visual representations used to enhance music listening experiences. Explains that the focus is on the use of listening maps (iconic representations of musical samples). (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Listening
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Campbell, Patricia Shehan – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 1999
Explores children's music, addressing such issues as studying children's music, the research of John Blackling on children's songs, comments by ethnomusicologists (from the book "Music in Cultural Context") on child involvement with music, observations of children in playful interactions, children's comments on music's value, and…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Childhood Attitudes, Children, Cultural Context
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Darrow, Alice-Ann; Armstrong, Tammy – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 1999
Provides information on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 1990 (IDEA), the inclusion of autism in the law, and autism in general. Summarizes research on music and children with autism, addressing music as a means to improving communication skills and as a motivator. Considers the implications for music educators. (CMK)
Descriptors: Autism, Children, Communication Skills, Educational Benefits