Engaging Boys in a sequential voice-based music program

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Title Engaging Boys in a sequential voice-based music program
Author Harrison, Scott David
Journal Name The Bulletin of the Kodaly Music Education Institute of Australia
Editor Ann Carroll
Year Published 2006
Place of publication Berwick, Victoria
Publisher Kodaly Music Education Institute of Australia
Abstract The problem of engaging boys in music is a perennial one. Boys are typically less involved in formal music-making than their female counterparts and tend to achieve lower grades in music at school. Of all the types of musical participation, singing is one that is often shunned by boys because of its association with gender-incongruence: it is not always socially acceptable for boys to sing at school. This research addresses the fact that singing classical or folk music in class is challenging for boys. For educators involved in a sequential, voice-based program, this is a significant concern. The problem is explored through literature from the field. Responses to the problem are also offered through recent research and reference to practical examples.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://kodaly.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=30&Itemid=54
Volume 2006
Page from 6
Page to 13
ISSN 1030-3901
Date Accessioned 2007-03-06
Language en_AU
Research Centre Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre; Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Faculty of Education
Subject Sociology of Education
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/13748
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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