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ERIC Number: EJ1046994
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0027-4321
Artistry in Lockdown: Transformative Music Experiences for Students in Juvenile Detention
Marcum, Travis
Music Educators Journal, v101 n2 p32-36 Dec 2014
In 2009, there were approximately 137,000 court-involved minor children in residential detention and rehabilitation facilities in the United States as a result of committing a crime. Most of these children have no opportunity to participate in music education while serving long-term sentences in residential lockdown. A program in Austin, Texas, brings classical guitar to students in a residential juvenile justice facility. This article describes a model program for music education in this setting and explores the positive changes in attitude and behavior that occur for these students as a result of music participation. Included are recommendations for starting music programs in residential juvenile detention facilities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
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