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Tabano, James G. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Identity research requires a multidisciplinary approach for a comprehensive understanding. Even with acceptance of multiple perspectives, one is left with ambiguous terminology and indiscrete concepts (Ashmore, Deaux, & McLaughlin-Volpe, 2004). The inquiry into the identity of a nontraditional college population such as student-athletes is no…
Descriptors: Higher Education, High School Students, College Athletics, Athletes
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Potter, Mary C.; Fox, Laura F. – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 2009
Viewers can easily spot a target picture in a rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP), but can they do so if more than 1 picture is presented simultaneously? Up to 4 pictures were presented on each RSVP frame, for 240 to 720 ms/frame. In a detection task, the target was verbally specified before each trial (e.g., "man with violin"); in a…
Descriptors: Recognition (Psychology), Cognitive Processes, Visual Stimuli, Intervals
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Costa-Giomi, Eugenia; Hunt, Edward – Texas Music Education Research, 2014
The purpose of this study is to gather information about caregivers' views of the value of a digital music toy, its musical features, as well as their comments about children's responses to the toy. Instead of asking parents to provide their opinions about a broad category of interactive music toys, the authors selected one of the many toys…
Descriptors: Toys, Young Children, Music, Attitude Measures
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Haughton, Dominique; Phong, Nguyen – Journal of Statistics Education, 2004
This case study covers several exploratory data analysis ideas, the histogram and boxplot, kernel density estimates, the recently introduced bagplot--a two-dimensional extension of the boxplot--as well as the violin plot, which combines a boxplot with a density shape plot. We apply these ideas and demonstrate how to interpret the output from these…
Descriptors: Special Programs, Living Standards, Foreign Countries, Data Analysis
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Hutchins, Carleen M.; Bram, Marjorie – Music Educators Journal, 1973
Discussed the creation of a new family of violins, constructed on the basis of mathematical design, that cover the range between the low tones of a seven-foot contrabass violin and the high tones of a tiny treble violin. Some music history is also considered. (Author/RK)
Descriptors: Acoustics, Creative Art, Environmental Influences, Illustrations
Su, Di – Online Submission, 2008
The New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) runs an annual evaluation of students' musical performance. The purposes of the evaluation are to promote music programs in the schools and communities of New York State, and to provide a means of objective evaluation of musical performance. The evaluation is influential because the selections…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Music Techniques, Musical Instruments, Evaluation Criteria
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Lu, Hsin-Yi; Costa-Giomi, Eugenia – Texas Music Education Research, 2013
It is not uncommon for very young children to start music instruction on string instruments. Previous studies have examined the relationship between starting age of formal music instruction and years of study (Duke, Flowers & Wolfe, 1997; Hartley, 1996; Hartley & Porter, 2009). Duke et al. (1997) found that students who took more years of…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Persistence
Skinner, Wendy A. – Understanding Our Gifted, 2008
As the mother of a gifted daughter, the author has worked diligently with teachers to nurture her child's talents and support the healthy development of her child's sense of self--one that is self-determined, has self-control, and creates feelings of genuine self-worth. Clearly, parents and teachers can work together to make a positive difference…
Descriptors: Social Problems, Gifted, Daughters, Guidance
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Hallam, Susan; Rogers, Lynne; Creech, Andrea – International Journal of Music Education, 2008
Historically, there have been differences in the musical instruments played by boys and girls, with girls preferring smaller, higher-pitched instruments. This article explores whether these gender preferences have continued at a time when there is greater gender equality in most aspects of life in the UK. Data were collected from the 150 Music…
Descriptors: Females, Musical Instruments, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences
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Thorner, Kelly – TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 2006
This is the story of my daughter, Hannah. Hannah is an amazing child. She can speak, read, and write English. She can play the piano and violin and she is mainstreamed into a third grade class. Hannah was born profoundly deaf and was not diagnosed until she was almost two years old. She received a cochlear implant when she was 2 1/2 years old.…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Therapy, Deafness, Surgery
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Volk, Terese M. – International Journal of Music Education, 2006
With all the music that is available for instrumental performance in the schools, the music of Thailand is under-represented. Yet Thailand has a rich instrumental tradition. This article focuses on the possibilities of adapting the Thai "mahori" and "kruang sai" ensembles to the western instrumentation available in school music…
Descriptors: Music Education, Foreign Countries, Thai, Musical Instruments
Broderick, Patricia; Raymond, Allen – Teaching Pre K-8, 2005
In Hilliard, OH, administrators, teachers, kids and parents make a school a "community." Visualize, if you will, a symphony orchestra. The violins play as one, led by the concertmaster in the first violin section, who is first among equals. As the music builds, the cellos add their glorious tone while the woodwinds may introduce the theme.…
Descriptors: Music, Educational Environment, Teamwork, Cooperative Planning
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Barger, Rita; Haehl, Martha – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2007
This article describes middle school mathematics activities that relate measurement, ratios, and geometric sequences to finger positions or the placement of frets on stringed musical instruments. (Contains 2 figures and 2 tables.)
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Musical Instruments, Geometric Concepts, Mathematics Activities
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Ringlein, James – Science Teacher, 2005
Violins, earthquakes, and the "singing rod" demonstration all have something in common--stick-slip frictional motion. The application of stick-slip friction can be extended to a ringing wineglass, exotic percussion instruments, car racing, and the latest research on the interplay between surfaces at the atomic level. These examples all involve two…
Descriptors: Motion, Physics, Demonstrations (Educational), Science Experiments
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Fu, Danling; Lamme, Linda – Journal of Children's Literature, 2002
Discusses a literature-inspired model of teaching writing and two scenarios of reading and writing connections in the classroom. Presents several reading and writing lessons drawn from the children's book "The Bat Boy and His Violin" by Gavin Curtis. Discusses Curtis' craft and demonstrates how to use this book to teach writing. Includes brief…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Reader Response, Reading Instruction
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