Children's Home Musical Experiences Across the World

Children's Home Musical Experiences Across the World

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This book offers a fresh and diverse perspective on home musical activities of young children from a variety of countries, including; Brazil, Denmark, Greece, Israel, Kenya, the Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, South Africa,Taiwan, the UK, and the United States. Narrowing their study to seven-year-olds from middle-class families, the articles in this volume argue that home musical experiences provide new and important windows into musical childhoods as they relate to issues of identity, family life, gender, culture, social class and schooling. Though childhood musical engagement differs considerably, it has direct implications for a better understanding of music education and childhood development. Using a wiki to share data and research across time and space, this volume is a model for collaborative cross-cultural research and is centered on the home as a primary research site for children's musical engagement.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 198 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11.68mm | 16g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 6 b&w illus., 6 music exx., 6 tables
  • 025302210X
  • 9780253022103

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A useful resource for interdisciplinary educators, music educators, and sociologists. * Choice *
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About Beatriz Ilari

Beatriz Ilari is Assistant Professor of Music Education at the University of Southern California. She has published five books in Brazil, including Musica na infancia e adolescencia and Em busca da mente musical and is editor of Perspectives: Journal of the Early Childhood Music & Movement.Susan Young is Retired Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies and Music Education at the University of Exeter, UK. She is author of Music with the Under Fours and Music 3-5.
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Table of contents

AcknowledgementsIntroduction: MyPlace, MyMusic: Children's Home Musical Experiences Across the World / Beatriz Ilari and Susan YoungSection 1: Theoretical Framework and Methods1. Musical Childhoods: Theoretical Background and New Directions / Susan Young 2. The MyPlace, MyMusic Wiki: Enabling and Transforming the Methods and Processes of Research / Jessica PerezSection 2: Thematic Interpretations3. Public and Private Musical Worlds of Children / Claudia Gluschankof4. Belonging and Identity: Exploring Gendered Meanings of Musicking in Seven-year-olds / Elizabeth Andang'o and Caroline Brendel Pacheco5. Nurturing MY MUSICal Child: Parental Perspectives and Influences / Theano Koutsoupidou6. Middle Class Musical Childhoods: Autonomy, Concerted Cultivation, and Consumer Culture / Beatriz IlariSection 3: New Ideas7. Nurturing the Musical "Open-Earedness" of Seven-year-olds / Diane Persellin 8. Musical Childhoods in South Africa: "The times they are a-changin'" / Sheila C. Woodward9. The Influence of Parental Goals and Practices on Children's Musical Interests and Development: A Perspective on Chinese Families in Singapore / Chee-Hoo LumConclusion: Lessons Learned / Beatriz Ilari, Susan Young, and Claudia GluschankofList of ReferencesList of ContributorsIndex
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