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ERIC Number: EJ1120771
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov-17
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1529-8094
A Case Study on Pupils' Perceptions of Attending a Choral Class: You Get to Know One Another and Reach a Community
Ehrlin, Anna
International Journal of Education & the Arts, v17 n32 Nov 2016
Music activities can have a positive impact on pupils' schooling. It is therefore interesting to obtain more knowledge about pupils' perceptions of different kinds of music activities in school and how these activities affect their schooling. The study was conducted in Sweden at a municipal elementary school where pupils are offered choral lessons three times a week in addition to regular teaching. The aim of the study was to obtain knowledge about pupils' perceptions of attending these choral classes. The results show that the choral singing creates a sense of togetherness. Pupils' learning becomes situated in a practice where everyone is expected to do their best and to contribute to a joint process. These circumstances make the attending pupils to describe their schooling as fun, developing, and instructive.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden
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