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ERIC Number: EJ1077061
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-1321-103X
Connecting through Music: The Contribution of a Music Programme to Fostering Positive Youth Development
Barrett, Margaret S.; Bond, Nigel
Research Studies in Music Education, v37 n1 p37-54 Jun 2015
This article reports an investigation of the musical and extra-musical outcomes of participation in a music programme for students in four socio-economically disadvantaged school settings. Drawing on the theory of Positive Youth Development, which provides a focus on the positive assets young people bring to their engagement rather than perceived deficits and risks, the findings indicate that PYD outcomes do arise from music participation in these settings. Specifically, students evidence developing competencies in the PYD domains of Competency (musical, academic, social), Confidence, Connection, Character, and Caring. The findings also indicate those learning and teaching strategies and environmental supports that foster the development of PYD domains in these settings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia