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Soccio, Alison – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2013
Children express the cultures they bring into the classrooms through musical play. When children are left to their own devices they dance, create songs, and play instruments. Campbell emphasizes how children are immersed in musical activity throughout the entirety of their day; they use music for self-expression, to interact with others, and to…
Descriptors: Musical Composition, Music Activities, Literature Reviews, Music Education
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Enz, Nicholas J. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2013
Students pursuing college degrees in fields other than music must often take a music or arts course. Teaching these non-majors has been a traditional responsibility of college and university music departments. While experts agree that a single, widely accepted approach to teaching the non-major is unavailable, many experts concur that developing…
Descriptors: Nonmajors, Music Education, Literature Reviews, College Students
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Nielsen, Lance D. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2013
Music technology classes designed to use the latest in music software to develop music compositional skills within high school students are becoming more prominent in K-12 education. The purpose of this case study was to describe the development of creativity in high school students through their participation in a music technology course at one…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, High School Students, Music Education, Music
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Salvador, Karen – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2013
Despite long-standing antidiscrimination laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which are meant to guarantee equal access, many school and community choirs appear to be populated primarily by students with typical physical, cognitive, and behavioral abilities. The purpose of this article…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Music, Music Education, Special Education
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Legette, Roy M. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2013
The purpose of the present study was to examine the perceptions of early-career music teachers regarding their preservice music education program, with respect to its success in developing competencies needed to be effective in school music classrooms. An online survey was completed by 101 school music teachers designed to elicit responses related…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Graduate Surveys, College Outcomes Assessment, Teacher Attitudes
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Thornton, Linda – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2013
For several years, an emphasis on standardized testing in certain subjects has often resulted in competition for student time and scheduling choices that may not favor music classes. However, a great deal of literature exists to indicate that music students achieve more success than nonmusic students on a variety of academic measures. The purpose…
Descriptors: Music Education, Comparative Analysis, Scores, Grade 5
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Vasil, Martina – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate fourth-grade students' extrinsic motivators for joining and continuing in a school instrumental music program. Three research questions were investigated: (a) What extrinsic motivators have influenced fourth-grade students' initial interest and continuing participation in an instrumental music program?…
Descriptors: Music Education, Enrollment, Grade 4, Elementary School Students
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Luebke, Linda – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2013
Music education leadership in public schools has often been the responsibility of a department chair or a district music supervisor. Nevertheless, budget constraints have forced districts to consolidate supervisory positions, frequently eliminating district chairs in music and the arts among other curricular areas. Without a strong advocate at the…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Instructional Leadership, Music Teachers
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Howard, Sandra A.; Seaver, Karen J. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2013
The purpose of this exploratory study was to measure music educators' ("N" = 9) self-perceptions of their use of interpersonal skills. Participants rated themselves on 32 statements included on the "My Use of Interpersonal Skills Inventory" in pre- and posttest formats. Participants participated in a 4-week period of weekly…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Interpersonal Competence, Self Efficacy
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Allen, Sarah E.; Duke, Robert A. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2013
During evening practice sessions, 32 nonpianist musicians learned a short melody on piano, and then either learned a second short piano melody, learned a difficult unfamiliar piece on their principal instruments, practiced familiar material on their principal instruments, or engaged in no other music-related motor behavior prior to sleep; practice…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Musicians
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Springer, D. Gregory; Gooding, Lori F. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine preservice music educators' attitudes toward popular music in the music classroom. On a survey instrument designed by the investigators, participants ("N" = 82) rated (a) the effectiveness of popular music in addressing the National Standards for Music Education, (b) the appropriateness of popular…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Music
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Randles, Clint – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2012
This article is a review of relevant literature on the use of phenomenology as a research methodology in education research, with a focus on music education research. The review is organized as follows: (a) general education, (b) music research, (c) music education research, (d) dissertations, (e) important figures, (f) themes, and (g) the future.…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Research Methodology, Phenomenology
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Whipple, Jennifer; VanWeelden, Kimberly – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2012
Historically, music educators have expressed concerns about inadequate preparation to work with students with special needs, specifically desiring skills related to instruction adaptation. Research has indicated that educational supports (written words, color coding, icons, echoing, buddy system, and other visual aids) can be particularly…
Descriptors: Music, Disabilities, Visual Aids, Music Teachers
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Wych, Gina M. F. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2012
This literature review examines and synthesizes 30 years of research into the relationship between gender and musical instruments. Specifically, the review focuses on how this relationship affects instrument selection by grade school students entering a school music program. Topics include the gender typing of musical instruments, instrument…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Musicians, Musical Instruments
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Hsiao, Feilin; Gfeller, Kate – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2012
This review of the literature presents a systematic analysis of the capabilities and limitations of cochlear implant (CI) recipients with regard to music perception. Specifically, it (a) analyzes individual components of music (e.g., rhythm, timbre, and pitch) as they interface with the technical characteristics of CIs and the perceptual abilities…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Speech Language Pathology, Assistive Technology
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