Learning from Young Children: Research in Early Childhood Music presents research on the importance of fostering musical growth during early childhood. With research designs ranging from statistical, mixed methods, survey, content analysis, and case study, to philosophical inquiry, this book will practitioners base their practice in research and offers a wide range of information for scholars and researchers studying early childhood music learning and development.
Suzanne L. Burton is associate professor of music education and director of graduate studies at the University of Delaware. Cynthia Crump Taggart is professor and chair of music education at Michigan State University, where she also directs the Early Childhood Music Program.
Part 1 Part I. Understanding Musical Characteristics Chapter 2 Chapter 1. Applying Brain Research to Children's Musical Experiences Chapter 3 Chapter 2. Language Acquisition: A Lens on Music Learning Chapter 4 Chapter 3. The Role of Musical Engagement in the Musicality of 3-year-old Children Part 5 II. Creating Rich Learning Environments Chapter 6 Chapter 4. Building Community to Elicit Responses in Early Childhood Music Classes Chapter 7 Chapter 5. The Incorporation of Principles of the Reggio Emilia Approach in a North American Pre-school Music Curriculum Chapter 8 Chapter 6. The Importance of Parents in Early Childhood Music Program Evaluation Chapter 9 Chapter 7. Elementary Music Teachers' Role-Identities and Perceptions in Teaching Pre-Kindergarten Students with Special Needs Chapter 10 Chapter 8. Preschool Children's Uses of a Music Listening Center During Free-Choice Time Chapter 11 Chapter 9. Tonal Patterns: Providing the Vocabulary for Comprehensive Vocal Improvisation Part 12 III. Musical Parenting Chapter 13 Chapter 10. Parents' Documentation of Their Children's Music-Related Behaviors Chapter 14 Chapter 11. Music Play Zone: An Online Social Network Site Connecting Parents and Teacher in an Early Childhood Music Class Chapter 15 Chapter 12.Twenty-First Century Parenting, Electronic Media, and Early Childhood Music Education Part 16 IV. Benefits of Early Music Instruction Chapter 17 Chapter 13. The Effect of an Age-Appropriate Music Curriculum on Motor and Linguistic and Non-linguistic Skills of Children Three to Five Years of Age Chapter 18 Chapter 14. The Impact of a Music and Movement Program on School Readiness Chapter 19 Chapter 15. The Role of Early Childhood Music Class Participation in the Development of Four Children with Speech and Language Delay Chapter 20 Chapter 16.Examining Music Experiences with Anthony, a Child Who has Autism