Teachers' perceptions of declining participation in school music

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Title Teachers' perceptions of declining participation in school music
Author Ng, Chi-Hung Clarence; Hartwig, Kay Ann
Journal Name Research Studies in Music Education
Year Published 2011
Place of publication United Kingdon
Publisher Sage Publications Ltd.
Abstract Low enrolment and high attrition rates are pressing issues facing school music in Australia. Based on a sociocognitive perspective, the current study explored music teachers’ perceptions of the extent of, reasons for, and factors influencing continuing enrolment in music. The findings showed that both classroom and instrumental music teachers perceived a general decline in student enrolment in music in high school. However, instrumental teachers perceived that relatively higher percentages of students tended to continue with instrumental music. Music teachers ranked the importance of various cognitive and social factors relevant to students’ continuing and discontinuing participation in music learning in school. Regression analyses showed that parental support and a quality music programme were significant factors predicting teachers’ perceptions of student persistence levels in instrumental and classroom music respectively. The paper ends with a discussion on the development of reformative music pedagogy.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1321103X11423598
Copyright Statement Copyright 2011 Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 33
Issue Number 2
Page from 123
Page to 142
ISSN 1321-103X
Date Accessioned 2012-01-11
Language en_US
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/43602
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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