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ERIC Number: EJ850954
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
Children's Preferences for Group Musical Activities in Child Care Centres: A Cross-Cultural Study
Yim, Hoi Yin Bonnie; Ebbeck, Marjory
Early Childhood Education Journal, v37 n2 p103-111 Oct 2009
This paper reports on a cross-cultural research study of children's preferences for group musical activities in child care centres. A total of 228 young children aged 4-5 years in seven child care centres in Hong Kong and in the Adelaide City of South Australia participated in the study. Both qualitative and quantitative data were collected via a mixed method approach. Result showed that dancing/moving was children's most preferred musical activity in centres. Significant differences were found between children's cultural contexts and their preferences for three activities: (1) Singing; (2) Listening; and (3) Playing instruments. Qualitative data further revealed the social phenomena of these two cultural contexts which influenced children's preferences. Implications for the curriculum planning of early childhood music education arising from these findings are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; Hong Kong