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A Descriptive Study of Early Childhood Teachers' Music Practices in the State of Arizona

Abstract This dissertation discusses the findings of a descriptive study of early childhood teachers' musical practices in the state of Arizona. Drawing from socio-cultural and cultural-historical activity theory perspectives, this study utilized an online survey design for 2 months in which 312 participants from distinctive types of programs responded to 42 items that addressed early childhood teachers' music practices, perceived role of music, the teachers' preparation, challenges and needs for teaching music in their programs. The study uses the findings to explore how music is incorporated into the curriculum, its role, challenges and needs for teachers as well as inform policy makers of the effectiveness of music in early childhood ... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Odongo Okong'O, Benson Charles (Author) / Swadener, Elizabeth Blue (Advisor) / Swadener, Elizabeth Blue (Advisor) / Nakagawa, Kathryn (Committee member) / Stauffer, Sandra Lee (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Curriculum development / Early childhood education / Music education / Education / Social sciences / Descriptive study / Early childhood education / Teachers' music practices / State of Arizona / Music education
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 244 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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