R&L Education / National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
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978-1-60709-322-0 • Hardback • July 2011 • $119.00 • (£92.00)
978-1-60709-323-7 • Paperback • July 2011 • $57.00 • (£44.00)
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Suzanne L. Burton is associate professor of music education and director of graduate studies at the University of Delaware. Cynthia Crump Taggart is professor and chair of music education at Michigan State University, where she also directs the Early Childhood Music Program.
Part 1 Part I. Understanding Musical Characteristics
Chapter 2 Chapter 1. Applying Brain Research to Children's Musical Experiences
Chapter 3 Chapter 2.Language Acquisition: A Lens on Music Learning
Chapter 4 Chapter 3.The Role of Musical Engagement in the Musicality of 3-year-old Children
Part 5 II. Creating Rich Learning Environments
Chapter 6 Chapter 4.Building Community to Elicit Responses in Early Childhood Music Classes
Chapter 7 Chapter 5.The Incorporation of Principles of the Reggio Emilia Approach in a North American Pre-school Music Curriculum
Chapter 8 Chapter 6. The Importance of Parents in Early Childhood Music Program Evaluation
Chapter 9 Chapter 7. Elementary Music Teachers' Role-Identities and Perceptions in Teaching Pre-Kindergarten Students with Special Needs
Chapter 10 Chapter 8. Preschool Children's Uses of a Music Listening Center During Free-Choice Time
Chapter 11 Chapter 9.Tonal Patterns: Providing the Vocabulary for Comprehensive Vocal Improvisation
Part 12 III. Musical Parenting
Chapter 13 Chapter 10. Parents' Documentation of Their Children's Music-Related Behaviors
Chapter 14 Chapter 11. Music Play Zone: An Online Social Network Site Connecting Parents and Teacher in an Early Childhood Music Class
Chapter 15 Chapter 12.Twenty-First Century Parenting, Electronic Media, and Early Childhood Music Education
Part 16 IV. Benefits of Early Music Instruction
Chapter 17 Chapter 13.The Effect of an Age-Appropriate Music Curriculum on Motor and Linguistic and Non-linguistic Skills of Children Three to Five Years of Age
Chapter 18 Chapter 14.The Impact of a Music and Movement Program on School Readiness
Chapter 19 Chapter 15.The Role of Early Childhood Music Class Participation in the Development of Four Children with Speech and Language Delay
Chapter 20 Chapter 16.Examining Music Experiences with Anthony, a Child Who has Autism
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, director, Early Childhood Music and Movement Association, and professor, music education
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, professor, music education, Pennsylvania State University
This collection of studies in early childhood music education is a result of the 2009 conference convened by a National Association for Music Education Special Research Interest Group....This book includes much substance of value. The first few chapters are an excellent case for the sound-to-sign-totheory approach of instrumental music instruction.
— Music Educators Journal