Critical New Perspectives in Early Childhood Music: Young Children Engaging and Learning Through Music

Susan Young

May 14, 2018 by Routledge
Textbook - 156 Pages
ISBN 9781138239982 - CAT# Y310555

USD$39.95

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Features

  • Written in a jargon-free, accessible style without compromising its theoretical rigour, substance and reasoning
  • Uses actual international examples
  • Written by an internationally recognised expert in Early Childhood music education
  • Further reading section provided at the end of each chapter

Summary

Exploring and expanding upon current understandings of early childhood music education, this book provides a much-needed response to the rapid social, cultural and technological developments affecting children’s experience of music today.

Critical New Perspectives in Early Childhood Music returns to the core question of how children engage, participate and learn through music, and how we are to best harness musical resources to their benefit. Chapters move beyond conservative or traditional models of practice and draw upon new and emerging insights from the fields of childhood studies, neuroscience, psychology and sociology. In-depth analysis of research and real examples from practice illustrate the strengths and possible shortcomings of each approach and acknowledge the diverse impacts of digitisation, increased child autonomy, intensive parenting practices, and cultural and economic diversity on the child’s experience of music.

An invaluable theoretical overview of current thinking in relation to contemporary musical childhoods, this book will support and challenge students and early childhood music educators as they rethink practice for the present day.

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