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ERIC Number: EJ919314
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 65
ISSN: ISSN-1461-3808
Between Interactions and Commodities: Musical Parenting of Infants and Toddlers in Brazil
Ilari, Beatriz; Moura, Auro; Bourscheidt, Luis
Music Education Research, v13 n1 p51-67 2011
The purpose of this study was to investigate musical parenting of infants and toddlers in Brazil. Forty-three Brazilian mothers were interviewed on musical experience and preferences, beliefs and uses of music with their children. Results suggest that mothers appear to be caught between two main forces: the natural human urge to interact, communicate and bond with young children and the need to conform to social norms including those concerning consumer behaviours. These results mirror those found in industrialised countries, and suggest that the notion of middle-class as a cultural pattern appears to be more widespread than previously thought. Implications for music education are outlined at the end of the paper. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Brazil