Perspectives: A Publication of the early Childhood Music and Movement Association

Perspectives: A Publication of the early Childhood Music and Movement Association


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Journal of the Early Childhood Music & Movement Association, established to provide a network of communication, encourage teacher development, and advocate education of parents, classroom teachers and administrators.

 

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  • Editor’s Letter

    Author Beatriz Ilari

    This issue of Perspectives celebrates cultural diversity and young children’s musical experiences. This theme, which is very close to my heart, appears in this issue in many different yet complementary ways.  The first two articles are position papers, where the authors share their views on the importance of cultural diversity in children’s lives. In the first article, Lily Chen-Hafteck reviews and discusses recent research in the fields of cultural diversity, creativity and technology in children’s musical experiences. In the second article Sally Guerrero takes a slightly different angle, offering early childhood music educators ideas for teaching respect for diversity using music as the venue. In staying with the theme of the issue, Judith Sullivan discusses a study on the role of enculturation in children’s music cognition, and Angela Barker summarizes three recent works on cultural diversity and early childhood education. This issue closes with texts by Alissa Chitwood, discussing praise and growth mindsets in early childhood music education, and Leilani Miranda, reviewing A Song from the Heart: The Pedagogical Philosophy of Lorna Lutz Heyge, by Jean Ellen Linkins. It is my hope that these articles will help us consider how our perceptions of otherness and alterity, as well as the ways in which we position ourselves in face of increasing cultural diversity, will contribute to the construction of a better world for all.

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