Academic journal article Contributions to Music Education

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Academic journal article Contributions to Music Education

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The research community in music education continues to grow and develop. Recently the Music Education Special Interest Group (SIG) of the American Educational Research Association announced a new book series, Advances in Music Education Research (AMER). AMER is an edited and peer-reviewed publication whose purpose is to strengthen the research and educational base of music education. A particular emphasis of the series is the presentation of research reflecting diverse musical education settings involving students, teaching and learning. Titles in the series reflect the interests of AERA Music Education SIG members and include a broad range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary subjects. More information can be found at http://tinyurl.com/38gprj.

A diverse set of studies also constitutes this issue of Contributions to Music Education. Peter Miksza investigated self-regulation and motivation in junior high school band students' when they were practicing. He also examined the construct validity of scales designed to measure concentration, intrinsic motivation, self-regulation, and attributions for success and failure in music practice. An Ohio connection is found in Jill Sullivan's account of the life of Joan A. Lamb. …

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