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Benefits of Music Education for "At-Risk" Students

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Julianne Agee

on 28 September 2017

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Benefits of Music Education for "At-Risk" Students
"At-Risk"? What does that mean?
Learning and Behavioral Difficulties
Not socioeconomic class-specific
Main contributing factors:
Problems at home
Inability to fit in
Lack of basic needs being met
The Role of a Music Educator
Music as a tool to mitigate pre-existing circumstances
Trust and Respect
Compassion with Expectations
Children After War: A Novel Approach to Promoting Resilience Through Music
Children from Kosovo
4.7 traumatic events
Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
42 Boys, 32 Girls
Pre & Post Tests
Less cognitive disruption
Music as a Tool
aesthetic sensitivity
neural pathways
literacy and auditory learning
diverse and meaningful auditory conversations
other subjects
real world problems - real world solutions
Music Education and Mentoring as Intervention for At-Risk Urban Adolescents: Their Self-Perceptions, Opinions, & Attitudes
Student participation: 16 weeks
Choir & Creative Percussion
Performance Opportunities
Intentional Mentoring
Pre & Post Tests:
scholastic competence
social acceptance
physical appearance
behavioral conduct
global self-worth
Student Response:
happiness & pride
socially beneficial
Parent Response:
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