Teaching Children’s Song Across Countries: The Korean Nursery Rhyme Daemunnori
You Jin Kim
Multicultural approaches to education have been central to curriculum development across countries. The expansion of multicultural education has led to a dramatic increase of a variety of musics and concerns about teaching methods relevant to world music in schools (Campbell, 2002). The inclusion of diverse music materials into the general music classroom not only enriches students’ musical experience about other cultures, but also facilitates their understanding of the world (Anderson & Campbell, 2011). Yet, the inclusion of multicultural musics in the music curriculum brings challenges to teachers in terms of which pedagogical approaches to employ when teaching unfamiliar music, such as folk music from other countries.
This paper presents a Korean nursery rhyme with practical instructions for those who wish to challenge themselves in teaching Korean music for children. Korean nursery rhymes are…