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dc.contributor.authorMcCormack, Brittany A
dc.contributor.authorKlopper, Christopher
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-22T03:22:00Z
dc.date.available2019-03-22T03:22:00Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn0255-7614
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0255761415619066
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/101210
dc.description.abstractThe ways in which we are able to communicate are, most of the time, dominated through speaking and listening. The ability to speak, listen and understand speech is the basis of oracy; a necessity within society today. The purpose of this study was to examine the interconnectedness of music and language to identify if music can assist in the promotion of oracy in everyday communicative contexts in students who have English as an additional language (EAL). Through the creation of a purpose specific music program, five primary school participants were taught six Western songs, paired with appropriate questions, over a six-week period to determine their oral capacity. Methods within this action research study included observations, informal interviews and graphic melodic contouring. The results indicate that all participants demonstrated an increase in oracy, but to varying degrees, as well as the improvement of pronunciation and vocabulary acquisition. Recommendations for future studies within this area are discussed.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage Publications
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom416
dc.relation.ispartofpageto432
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Music Education
dc.relation.ispartofvolume34
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCurriculum and pedagogy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist studies in education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist studies in education not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCreative and professional writing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3901
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3904
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode390499
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3602
dc.subject.keywordsAction research
dc.subject.keywordsAdditional language
dc.subject.keywordsEAL
dc.subject.keywordsMusic
dc.subject.keywordsOracy
dc.titleThe potential of music in promoting oracy in students with English as an additional language
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Education and Professional Studies
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorMcCormack, Brittany A.
gro.griffith.authorKlopper, Christopher


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