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ERIC Number: EJ1112371
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-4517
Placed-Based Music Education: A Case Study of a Rural Canadian School
Brook, Julia
Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, v15 n4 p104-126 Aug 2016
The purpose of this research is to examine how one music education program strengthens students' sense of place. Enhancing students' understanding of the people and places that surround them is integral in creating 21st century citizens. Making music allows people to be part of their culture; and engaging in group music-making activities provides opportunities to strengthen relationships. Using a case study methodology, this research profiles the music program in one rural Canadian community. Using interview, questionnaire and observation data from teachers, students, and parents the extent to which the ensembles, repertoire, class activities and performance opportunities helped students connect to others were examined. Opportunities provided in music were unique in this community and allowed students to gain musical and interpersonal skills that enabled them to connect to both the classroom, local and provincial community.
MayDay Group. Brandon University School of Music, 270 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 6A9, Canada. Tel: 204-571-8990; Fax: 204-727-7318; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada
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