The Power of Harmony: Insights from a Korean Children’s Community-Based Chorus
AUTHOR : Hae Min Yu
INFORMATION : page. 21~43 / 2016 Vol.10 No.1
This study examines a Korean children’s community-based chorus within the US context. Through an
in-depth examination of group musical activities and interviews of Korean early childhood educators and
Korean immigrant parents within the sociocultural framework, this study makes visible the meanings of
engaging in a community-based children’s musical experience. Findings indicate that both groups of
early childhood educators and Korean parents found that engaging in a community-based chorus
provided developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive experiences for young children and their
families. These findings suggest that the nature of group musical experiences can be harmonized with
early childhood curricula, and provide more comprehensive understandings about the Korean culture,
relating how culturally relevant teaching can lead to positive effects for immigrant children and their
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Call for Papers
Call for Papers: Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education (APJRECE)
Special Issue Deadline: January 15, 2016
Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education (APJRECE) is an official publication of the Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association (PECERA) that is dedicated to disseminating and supporting research in early childhood education within the Pacific area.
APJRECE is released three times a year in January, May, and September. In 2016, the second issue of Volume 10 will be a special issue. The topic for the special issue is “Power of Play in Young Children’s Growth and Learning”. The Guest Editor for the special issue is Dr. Wonyoung Rhee, Professor Emerita at Chung-Ang University, Korea.
We are seeking reports of current research on this topic, papers that address issues in the application of play research, and papers that review a specific research area of young children’s play and are especially informative about studies needed to fill knowledge gaps. The manuscripts for the special issue should be submitted online by January 15, 2016, following the guidelines described on the journal website. Please visit the homepage of Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education (www.apjrece.com,www.pecerajournal.com), and you will find not only full details on aims and scope, editorial policy, and paper submission but the orange colored button, named Manuscript Management System of APJRECE, for paper submission.
We hope you will seriously consider APJRECE for your scholarship.