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Barrett, Margaret S.; Flynn, Libby Maree; Welch, Graham F. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
There is a growing body of evidence that early engagement in active music-making impacts beneficially on children's wider development. Recent research indicates that individual and shared music-making in family settings contributes to positive parenting practices and identity development in young children. Children who participate in shared…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Early Childhood Education, Music Activities
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Swain, Nicola; Bodkin-Allen, Sally – Research Studies in Music Education, 2017
Early childhood teachers are often required to sing, which requires confidence. The purpose of the present study was to treat early childhood teachers who self-identified as uncertain singers using either a group singing (GS) approach, or a talking approach, based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). The aim of the study was to increase…
Descriptors: Singing, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers
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Burton, Suzanne L.; Pearsall, Aimee – Research Studies in Music Education, 2016
Music-based technology is frequently included in early childhood classrooms as an attempt to incorporate music education in the curriculum. However, there is a lack of research that addresses the educational benefits of music-based tablet applications (apps) for young children. Researchers in this study explored the preferences of 4-year-old…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices