Study of the results in the acquisition of core competencies in schools that integrate primary education and music

TitleStudy of the results in the acquisition of core competencies in schools that integrate primary education and music
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsAndreu, M, Godall, P, Amador, M, Castro, M
Refereed DesignationRefereed
JournalInternational Journal of Music Education
Volume35
Issue4
Pagination554-564
Date Published03/2017
ISSN0255-7614
Other Numbers1744-795X
Keywordscore competencies, integrated schools, music, Music education, primary education
Abstract

The goal of this research was to carry out an exploratory study on how music education integrated into primary schooling (children from 6 to 12 years old) can help in acquiring the core competencies characteristic of this stage. The study was conducted by developing a validated instrument, pilot-tested for reliability, to assess the eight core competencies. Pupils in their final year of primary education in the two schools integrating primary education and music that exist in Catalonia were evaluated by comparing them with a control group from ordinary schools.

The results of the research show that, although music pupils do not attend more than the minimum number of class contact hours legally established for all curriculum areas (except the arts), they obtained better results when performing a test on all the core competencies.

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