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Pupil voice and attitudes to music during the transition to secondary school

Kokotsaki, D.

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Pupil voice research has been recognised in the last 15 years for its potential to re-shape the conditions of learning and help raise child engagement and standards of achievement. In music education, however, there still seems to exist a misalignment between the content of the curriculum and pupils’ learning expectations and interests. The aim of this study was to explore pupils’ views about school music during the transition to secondary school and identify which components of their music lessons contribute to them feeling happier about music at school. The analysis of interview and questionnaire data revealed some pupils’ disillusionment about music at the beginning of secondary school when their initial high expectations about opportunities for practical musical involvement were not met.

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Kokotsaki, D. (2017). Pupil voice and attitudes to music during the transition to secondary school. British Journal of Music Education, 34(1), 5-39. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0265051716000279

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 5, 2016
Online Publication Date Oct 24, 2016
Publication Date Mar 1, 2017
Deposit Date May 9, 2016
Publicly Available Date May 10, 2016
Journal British Journal of Music Education
Print ISSN 0265-0517
Electronic ISSN 1469-2104
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 34
Issue 1
Pages 5-39
DOI https://doi.org/10.1017/s0265051716000279

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This article has been published in a revised form in British Journal of Music Education https://doi.org/10.1017/S0265051716000279. This version is free to view and download for private research and study only. Not for re-distribution, re-sale or use in derivative works. © Cambridge University Press 2016







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