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ERIC Number: EJ927130
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0027-4321
Do You Hear What I'm Sayin'? Overcoming Miscommunications between Music Teachers and Students
Hoffman, Adria R.
Music Educators Journal, v97 n4 p33-36 Jun 2011
There is a substantial body of literature on music education in urban settings; however, few resources are available to music educators working in other increasingly diverse school districts across the United States. This article offers a discussion of language barriers and miscommunications between music teachers and students whose cultural backgrounds differ. Through an understanding of the ways cultural differences might lead to miscommunications and frustrations, music educators can begin to better serve the students who are often made invisible in our suburban as well as urban school districts. Included are samples of words and phrases commonly used by students and misunderstood by teachers. The article also suggests ways in which teachers can help students better navigate school music programs. (Contains 8 notes and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States