Bilingualism and Music Education: A Turkish-German Perspective

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Lang, Peter GmbH, 06.11.2018 - 178 Seiten

Research indicates that parents play an essential role in their children's musical and language development. Moreover, neurocognitive studies point to the similarities between music and language processing. Based on the previous literature, the present study focuses on the Turkish immigrant parents' beliefs and practices regarding bilingualism and music education. Interviews, observations and questionnaires are applied to generate qualitative data. Findings indicate that the participants' positive beliefs are influenced by distal factors, such as cultural features, their own backgrounds, and socio-demographical characteristics. However, the lack of their theoretical knowledge regarding the subjects seems to have a negative impact on these beliefs.

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Sezgin Inceel studied Music Education at the Marmara University, Istanbul (Turkey) and holds a PhD from the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich (Germany). His research interests include the relationship between music and language learning, transcultural music education and early childhood music education.

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