Music Education

1 September 2017

The aim of this work is to analyse trends in music education research from Spain through bibliometric analysis of the academic output in the Web of Science database, comprising 143 articles published between 2000 and 2015. Several types of variable were analysed: a) structural variables; b) variables relating to the topic being studied; c) variables relating to the sample; and d) variables relating to the research methods and instruments used. The results show increased representation of music education in specialised journals and broad dissemination in journals from related areas. The data indicate that both the number of articles published on music education and their impact are still limited when compared with other related areas. Measures are proposed to achieve a greater impact of the publications on the career development of their authors and to give the discipline a higher profile.



Cite this article as: Morales, Á., Ortega, E., Conesa, E., & Ruiz-Esteban, C. (2017). Análisis bibliométrico de la producción científica en Educación Musical en España | Bibliometric analysis of academic output in music education in SpainRevista Española de Pedagogía, 75 (268), 399-414. doi:

1 September 2017

As a result of the appearance in 2007 of the regulations governing the degree in Primary Teaching (PT), it now possible that generalist teachers might teach music without having any specific qualification in it. This research is intended to ascertain the extent to which students on the Primary Teaching degree feel that they are enabled to deliver this subject, using an ad hoc questionnaire for this purpose, which uses a reference point the music education curriculum content. A total of 301 students from three public universities in the Community of Madrid were surveyed after they took the music module in the 2013‑2014 academic year. The results obtained support the data from other similar international studies (Hallam et al., 2009; Watt, 2000), which reveal a marked shortfall in the music training received by future primary school teachers.


Cite this article as: Cremades-Andreu, R. & García-Gil, D. (2017). Formación musical de los graduados de Maestro en Educación Primaria en el contexto madrileño | Musical training for Primary Education graduates in the context of Madrid. Revista Española de Pedagogía, 75 (268), 415-431. doi: