Journal article

International Journal of Education & the Arts Editors

Katrina Skewes McFerran, Alexander Hew Dale Crooke, Lucy Bolger

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EDUCATION AND THE ARTS | ARIZONA STATE UNIV | Published : 2017

Abstract

Music and arts programs have increasingly been utilized to promote school engagement. Despite the fact that school engagement and music programs can be understood in myriad ways, little attention has been paid to potential distinctions between the types of music programs that underpin engagement. This article describes an investigation of how and when different types of school engagement were promoted through participation in a range of tailored music programs in four diverse school contexts. Four types of engagement were identified, including individuals’ engagement in learning, peer engagement, connections with different members of the community, and community engagement. The characteristi..

View full abstract