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Models of Qualitative Research

An Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research in American Music Education, Volume 3

Edited by Colleen M. Conway

Publication Date - 09 March 2020

ISBN: 9780190920975

296 pages
6-3/4 x 9-3/4 inches

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New in paperback, the articles collected in Models of Qualitative Research examine the use of qualitative research in answering important research questions regarding music teaching and learning in a variety of diverse music education contexts. Each author examines key studies and provides suggestions for future questions that qualitative researchers may consider. Contexts examined in the chapter include: early childhood music, general music, instrumental music -winds, brass percussion, instrumental music-strings, choral music, preservice teacher education, teacher professional development, community music education, music for students with special needs, music education and issues of diversity, and world music.

Models of Qualitative Research is the third of three paperback volumes derived from the original Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research in American Music Education, which outlines the history of qualitative research in music education and explores the contemporary use of qualitative approaches in examining issues related to music teaching and learning.


  • Provides valuable models for qualitative research in specific areas of music education, including band, strings and choral ensembles
  • Presents useful perspectives on the use of world musics and the topic of gender in the music classroom
  • Offers recommendations for the improvement of research methods with respect to divers classrooms and students with exceptionalities

About the Author(s)

Colleen M. Conway is Professor of Music Education at the University of Michigan, where she works with both undergraduate and graduate students. She has published over 100 research articles in music education on the topics of mentoring, professional development, teacher education, qualitative research, curriculum and assessment. Conway serves as the Editor in Chief of Arts Education Policy Review.


"Together, these three superb volumes are thorough, diverse, accessible, erudite, and thought-provoking — in short, a very welcome addition to my library." -- Hollis Taylor, Violinist, composer, alternative styles reviewer and ornithologist. An Australia Research Council Future Fellow at Macquarie University, Australian Strings Association

Table of Contents

    Colleen M. Conway

    1 Early Childhood Music Education
    Alison M. Reynolds

    2 General Music Education
    Ann Marie Stanley

    3. Instrumental Music (Winds, Brass, Percussion)
    Chad West

    4 Instrumental Music (Strings)
    Margaret H. Berg

    5 Choral Music
    Bridget Sweet

    6 Preservice Music Teacher Education
    Mark Robin Campbell and Linda K. Thompson

    7. Inservice Music Teacher Professional Development
    Colleen M. Conway and Scott Edgar

    8 Community Music Education
    Nathan B. Kruse and Erin M. Hansen

    9 Students with Exceptionalities in Music Education
    Ryan M. Hourigan

    10. Music Education and Diversity
    Bruce Carter

    11. World Musics and Cultural Diversity in the Music Classroom and the Community
    Yiannis Miralis

    12 Teaching Qualitative Research Experientially and Aesthetically
    Liora Bresler

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