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Barrett, Margaret S.; Flynn, Libby Maree; Welch, Graham F. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
There is a growing body of evidence that early engagement in active music-making impacts beneficially on children's wider development. Recent research indicates that individual and shared music-making in family settings contributes to positive parenting practices and identity development in young children. Children who participate in shared…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Early Childhood Education, Music Activities
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Swain, Nicola; Bodkin-Allen, Sally – Research Studies in Music Education, 2017
Early childhood teachers are often required to sing, which requires confidence. The purpose of the present study was to treat early childhood teachers who self-identified as uncertain singers using either a group singing (GS) approach, or a talking approach, based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). The aim of the study was to increase…
Descriptors: Singing, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers
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Barrett, Margaret S. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2016
Whilst the role of interactive play, thought and language in children's development has been acknowledged, less is known of the role of interactive play, thought and "music." Children's early music-making is both generative and performative in nature and provides a means by which they engage with self and others. Their independent…
Descriptors: Young Children, Music, Music Education, Child Development
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Ilari, Beatriz – Research Studies in Music Education, 2016
Two assumptions that underlie much research in early childhood music education are that music is a social endeavor and musical participation is beneficial to children's overall social development. As members of cultural and social groups, young children engage with music in a multitude of ways and with different companions. This article examines…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Social Development, Interpersonal Relationship
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Burton, Suzanne L.; Pearsall, Aimee – Research Studies in Music Education, 2016
Music-based technology is frequently included in early childhood classrooms as an attempt to incorporate music education in the curriculum. However, there is a lack of research that addresses the educational benefits of music-based tablet applications (apps) for young children. Researchers in this study explored the preferences of 4-year-old…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices
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Young, Susan – Research Studies in Music Education, 2016
This article offers a short commentary on the "state of play" in early childhood music education research to accompany the articles published in this special issue. It provides an international overview of recent research trends in this field, with examples drawn from Europe, the Americas, Asia, the Middle East, East and South Africa and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Music Education, Trend Analysis, Educational Research
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Voyajolu, Angela; Ockelford, Adam – Research Studies in Music Education, 2016
"Sounds of Intent in the Early Years" explores the musical development of children from birth to five years of age. Observational evidence has been utilised together with key literature on musical development and core concepts of zygonic theory (Ockelford, 2013) to investigate the applicability of the original "Sounds of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Music Education, Guidelines, Learning Problems