Children’s perspectives of participation in music youth arts settings: Meaning, value, and participation

Barrett, Margaret S. and Smigiel, Heather M. (2007) Children’s perspectives of participation in music youth arts settings: Meaning, value, and participation. Research Studies in Music Education, 28 1: 39-50. doi:10.1177/1321103X070280010204

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Author Barrett, Margaret S.
Smigiel, Heather M.
Title Children’s perspectives of participation in music youth arts settings: Meaning, value, and participation
Journal name Research Studies in Music Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 321-103X; 1834-5530
Publication date 2007-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1321103X070280010204
Volume 28
Issue 1
Start page 39
End page 50
Total pages 12
Editor Barrett, Margaret S.
Place of publication Crawley, W.A.
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Subject 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing
Abstract This paper presents an analysis of music specific data generated in a national collective case study of Australian children's perceptions of the meaning and value of the arts in their lives and their descriptions of the nature and extent of their participation. Specifically, the paper reports on children's (aged 6-17 years) perceptions of this phenomenon in relation to their participation in four music youth arts sites. i Data were generated through individual artefact-elicited interviews with 25 participants across these sites. A thematic analysis of these data was undertaken and five key factors emerged concerning children's perceptions of participation in music youth arts settings. Children attribute participation in these settings to: a love of performance; a shared unity of purpose; a desire for challenge and `professionalism'; the quality of relationships developed and sustained in these settings; and, the opportunities for individual growth and well-being that arise in these settings. Consideration is given to the implications that these five factors hold for music education in school setting
Keyword Music
Children
Participation
Arts
Youth
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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