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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  • Research Review: The Rhythm of Language

    Author Joyce Jordan-DeCarbo

     

    Gan, L., & Chong, S. (1998). The rhythm of language: Fostering oral and listening skills in Singapore pre-school children through an integrated music and language arts program. Early Child Development and Care, 144 (1), 39-45.

    Reviewed by Joyce Jordan-DeCarbo, Ph.D.
    University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

    While research focused on children in the early years of development has increased in the areas of brain plasticity, aural discrimination, and motor development, little research has been done to measure the benefits of music education in preschool classrooms. The study selected for review is an example of "action research." In this study there appears to be little systematical gathering of data. Researchers involved in the study describe the purpose and procedures for the year-long project but depend on teacher observations of children for some assessment of individual growth of the participants. The value of…

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