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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  • VIOLENCE OR VIOLINS: Teaching Respect for Diversity Through Music

    Author Sally Guerrero

    As music educators, we believe that music must be taught from the earliest age onward. At what age do we begin and how would we go about teaching respect for diversity and diverse cultures? Research has offered us some answers. As might be expected, we must begin in the formative years by addressing the respectful and ethical minds of children. Character, which is a component of the respectful and ethical mind, is nearly fully developed in children at around age seven. This confirms what early childhood music educators already know: we are not just educating minds; we are educating hearts and souls.

    The key element I find most intriguing in this research is that children do possess respectful and ethical minds. As a music educator myself, I have been inspired to consider how music can be used as a vehicle for cultivating the respectful and ethical minds of…

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