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Exploring the culture of Greek children’s musical games in the school playground: An ethnographic study

Saltari, Regina; Welch, Graham; (2022) Exploring the culture of Greek children’s musical games in the school playground: An ethnographic study. Research Studies in Music Education 10.1177/1321103X211061978. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

This article reports findings from an ethnographic study investigating the culture of children’s musical games played in school playgrounds. The research took place in nine primary schools in Greece and lasted for 6 months. Data collection methods included open observation of children aged 6 to 11 years, focused small-group observation, semi-structured interviews of 53 children (aged 8–11 years), and video recordings of the children’s musical games. Analyses of the research data, in light of the relevant literature, revealed the physical and human geographies of musical games, gender preferences, transmission sources and processes, learning and teaching practices, improvisations and variations, and communication among participants. The article concludes with implications for music education research and practice.

Type: Article
Title: Exploring the culture of Greek children’s musical games in the school playground: An ethnographic study
Location: UK
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1177/1321103X211061978
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1321103X211061978
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: children's musical culture, children's musical games, ethnography, Greece, school playground
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Culture, Communication and Media
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10144942
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