Explore how music can enhance young people’s (10-16) understanding and awareness of social and cultural issues

Ijiti, Tolu (2016) Explore how music can enhance young people’s (10-16) understanding and awareness of social and cultural issues. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This dissertation explores how music can enhance children’s understanding and awareness of social and cultural issues. Music is an aspect of life that affects both young and old but this dissertation chooses to focus on young people as they are at a point in life where many changes occur. One of the issues addressed in this work is the social and cultural messages presented in music and the influence these messages can have on young people. Secondly, it explores debates and perspectives concerning music education and lastly, the dissertation explores the role of music in supporting the social development and emotional wellbeing of young people. The findings from this exploration point to the fact that music can enhance an awareness and understanding of cultural and social issues. Indeed, music can have an impact in the lives of young people but it is not the sole contributor to the outcome of their lives. It was also discovered that not all educators support the way music is taught to young people. The recommendations at the end of this dissertation address how some of the issues raised could be solved. Unlike some other dissertations, this is a literature review meaning that no primary research was used. However, secondary resources were carefully selected and analysed in order to create the arguments and conclusions that were made.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Education and Childhood Studies
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2016 11:27
    Last Modified: 03 Aug 2016 11:27
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/21352

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