[dead] Learning from Young Children: Research in Early Childhood Music
Learning from Young Children
Research in Early Childhood Music
R&L Education | 2011 | ISBN: 1607093235 | 300 pages | PDF | 5 MB
In early childhood, the most important period of learning and human development, young children often achieve developmental milestones in a short time. Learning from Young Children: Research in Early Childhood Music presents research on the importance of fostering musical growth during this period.
What a treasure chest of information for early childhood music and movement specialists. I was able to immediately apply learned concepts to the entire range of my teaching—from classes with infants through college courses. Busy teachers can now efficiently access a rich set of research-based anecdotal evidences—sure to inform best practices in both advocacy and daily classroom applications. Graduate students and seasoned professionals alike will recognize Learning From Young Children as a compelling primary resource. Representing the work of some of early childhood music's leading thinkers, this collection could become a lexicon builder, and its applied bibliography is certain to fill literature reviews and to facilitate decision making for many years to come. (Rick Townsend )
Our understanding of young children's musical worlds continues to expand, but much of the scholarship is scattered among various and diverse sources. Learning from Young Children: Research in Early Childhood Music provides one much-needed source for early childhood teachers, music teachers, and scholars to inform their work. The literature reviews and research studies reflect continuity with past research as well as models of contemporary thinking regarding modes of scholarly inquiry and topics of study, such as the important role of parents and caregivers in children's musical development; curriculum for more diverse populations of children; parallels between music and language acquisition; use of media and new technologies for conducting research and interacting with parents. This book, with chapters by eminent and emerging scholars in the profession, is a major and valuable contribution to the field. (Joanne Rutkowski )