Musical culture and the primary school: an investigation into parental attitudes to Whole Class Ensemble Teaching in the English primary school and potential impacts on children’s musical progress

Anderson, Anthony David and Barton-Wales, Sarah (2019) Musical culture and the primary school: an investigation into parental attitudes to Whole Class Ensemble Teaching in the English primary school and potential impacts on children’s musical progress. British Journal of Music Education, 36 (3). pp. 267-279. ISSN 0265-0517

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Abstract

Musical cultures in primary schools are influenced by motivators which include intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Whole Class Ensemble Teaching (WCET) as realised through provision from Music Education Hubs (MEH) in England, is an extrinsic factor which has been widely influential. This article explores the dynamics in play in parental engagement in music provision, as realised through domains of musical value and progression in the context of WCET provision. It presents research, based on data from one primary school in the English Midlands, drawing on responses from children, parents, the WCET teacher and the head teacher of the school. The research used semi-structured interviews and graphical elicitation as research methodologies, to create a conceptual map of theoretical perspectives for parental responses to WCET, and suggests that triangulating motivating influences from parents, WCET and learners remains an emergent domain.

Item Type: Article
Date: 1 November 2019
Uncontrolled Keywords: musical cultures, Whole Class Ensemble Teaching (WCET), Music Education Hubs (MEH), value, progression
Subjects: W300 Music
X300 Academic studies in Education
Divisions: REF UoA Output Collections > REF2021 UoA23: Education
Depositing User: Anthony Anderson
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2019 09:02
Last Modified: 15 May 2020 05:30
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8376

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