Cookies

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.

Durham University

School of Education

Research Projects

Publication details

Kokotsaki, D. (2015). Improving the primary-secondary transition in music education. School of Education. Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring / Durham University.

Author(s) from Durham

Abstract

This project aimed to bring together schools in the north east of England to enable the sharing of ideas about how the primary-secondary transition in music can be improved. Within this broader aim of enabling the professional development of teachers in the north east of England through the sharing of expertise and the engagement in fruitful discussion about issues relevant to the primary-secondary transition in music education, this project sought answers to the following four research questions (RQ):
RQ1: Is there a dip in achievement and attitudes (enjoyment and motivation) for children as they move to secondary school?
RQ2: Do secondary schools perceive themselves as having strong mechanisms in place to support the primary-secondary transition in music education; and where might any weaknesses lie?
RQ3: How can lines of communication among schools and supporting mechanisms be improved?
RQ4: Can these have a positive impact on children’s achievement and attitudes (enjoyment and motivation) in music after their move to secondary school?

School of Education