Exploring the academic and psychosocial impact of El Sistema-inspired music programs within two low socio-economic schools
MS Osborne, GE McPherson, R Faulkner, JW Davidson, MS Barrett
Music Education Research | Taylor & Francis (Routledge) | Published : 2016
We sought to understand the potential for positive non-musical outcomes for economically and socially disadvantaged primary school students who are involved in instrumental music learning programs. Two schools with students experiencing generational poverty, current or first-generation immigrant or refugee status who were running El-Sistema inspired music programs participated in the study. Ninety-two students in Years 3–6 completed audio-visual assessments of non-verbal reasoning, verbal and mathematical ability, and psychosocial well-being. Comparisons by school and program participation over a period of 12 months, indicate improved non-verbal (visuo-spatial) reasoning, verbal and mathemat..View full abstract
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Awarded by Australian Research Council Discovery Project Grant
This work was supported by an Australian Research Council Discovery Project Grant [DP1093041].