Musical Childhoods: Explorations In The Pre-school Years by Berenice NylandMusical Childhoods: Explorations In The Pre-school Years by Berenice Nyland

Musical Childhoods: Explorations In The Pre-school Years

byBerenice Nyland, Aleksandra Acker, Jill Ferris

Paperback | January 28, 2015

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 Musical Childhoods is a culmination of more than a decade of research driven by the fact that music has been neglected in early childhood programs in favour of literacy and numeracy.¿¿ Recent research has identified a connection between academic performance and musical programs and this has given music a renewed status in many schools.

This book promotes the idea of children¿s competence in the use of the language of music and argues that all children have a right to participate in musical discovery and celebrates children¿s engagement with meaningful and disparate experiences in music. Written by leading practitioners and researchers in the field, this book seeks to reaffirm children¿s communicative competence when exposed to high quality musical experience, provide new perspectives on children¿s ability to engage with music in many diverse forms and explore and promote the role of the musician as an artist and teacher.

The book is structured into three parts:

  • The theoretical overview
  • The children, the musicians and the music
  • The research through the eyes of the protagonist and looking into the future

Early childhood students, researchers and academics with a specific interest in music and musicality will find this an insightful read.

Berenice Nylandis Associate Professor in early childhood at RMIT University in the School of Education, Australia.Aleksandra Ackeris a practicing musician, and an early childhood academic in the School of Education, RMIT University, Australia.Jill Ferrisis a practicing musician. She has been a music educator and a lecturer in music edu...
Title:Musical Childhoods: Explorations In The Pre-school YearsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:182 pages, 8.9 × 6 × 0.6 inPublished:January 28, 2015Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415740061

ISBN - 13:9780415740067

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Table of Contents

Part I The context  1. Young children, music and early childhood programs  2. Early childhood arts education: a case study Part II The music  3. A search for meaning and communicative competence through the language of music  4. Singing: a way of life  5. Young children, music and musical content  6. An early childhood educator  7. The Early Learning Centre choir  8. The child¿s voice  Part III 9. Revisiting and concluding remarks