What do music teachers believe are the positive impacts of music education on students and schools? What are the expert skills and knowledge needed to create those impacts? What must students learn in music classes to attain these impacts? Few studies investigate the impact of music education from the point of view of the music teacher. This paper seeks to present preliminary information from a pilot study of the Critical Impacts of Music Questionnaire. Results indicate agreement with many statements of impact from the research literature, but also suggest interesting differences between general, choral, and instrumental music teachers regarding the impacts of school music study.
"Critical Impacts for Music Education,"
Visions of Research in Music Education: Vol. 9
, Article 2.
Available at: https://opencommons.uconn.edu/vrme/vol9/iss1/2