Harmony or Discord? Understanding children’s valuations of a Sistema-inspired initiative

Rimmer, Mark (2018) Harmony or Discord? Understanding children’s valuations of a Sistema-inspired initiative. British Journal of Music Education, 35 (1). pp. 43-55. ISSN 0265-0517

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Abstract

This article explores children’s reflections on the value of their participation in In Harmony, a social and music education programme whose approach and philosophy derives from the Venezuelan ‘El Sistema’ (‘The System’) model. More specifically, through an analysis of participating children’s accounts (n= 111) and an exploration of the key patterns evident within children’s attribution of value to their In Harmony participation, the article highlights a series of ways in which the initiative’s approach to music and musical learning threaten to undermine its core aims.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: in harmony,sistema,value
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Film, Television and Media
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2017 05:06
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2020 23:35
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/64674
DOI: 10.1017/S0265051717000146

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