Exposing young children to music through the production and presentation of music-appreciation television programs

Yim, Hoi Yin Bonnie (2007) Exposing young children to music through the production and presentation of music-appreciation television programs. Australian Journal of Early Childhood, 32 (4). pp. 12-17. ISSN 0312-5033

Abstract

This paper reports on a research study of the effectiveness of a series of music appreciation activities for young children in Hong Kong. These activities were designed by using World Music and were presented as part of a local early childhood television program for community interest. One hundred and sixty eight local pre-school children (mean age 4.25) from 16 child care centers or kindergartens and their classroom teachers participated in this study. Qualitative data were collected using individual structured interviews of both children and teachers. Data showed that these music appreciation activities enriched children’s musical experiences and teacher’s musical repertoires in early childhood settings. Teachers also showed positive preferences to learn the activities by using multimedia tools. Implications for the curriculum planning and teacher training of early childhood music education are discussed.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Contact email: Hoi.Yim@usq.edu.au. Author version not held.
Depositing User: Dr Bonnie Hoi Yin Yim
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 07 May 2010 05:13
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:49
Uncontrolled Keywords: early childhood, music appreciation, World Music, multimedia
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130102 Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori)
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/7654

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