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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    Author Judith A. Sullivan

    Morrison, S., Demorest, S., & Stambaugh, L. (2008). Enculturation effects in music cognition: The role of age and music complexity. Journal of Research in Music Education, 56(2), 118-129. doi: 10.1177/0022429408322854.

    Children come to us as music educators with a variety of musical experiences. Such experiences shape how they respond and understand the music provided in the music education setting. While we wish to continue musical traditions of Western music in the United States, we must also recognize that there are many more musical traditions in the world, and that, often, our students reflect some of those other musical traditions. In order to instruct accordingly, we need information regarding how children, as well as adults, can experience, respond to and understand other musical traditions, or cultures.

    Children experience enculturation from infancy in their home culture. They know their culture’s language, foods and eating habits, expected behaviors, rituals and…

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