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dc.contributor.author Campe, Katherine L.
dc.contributor.author Kaufman, Brian L.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-04-26T15:30:28Z
dc.date.available 2013-04-26T15:30:28Z
dc.date.issued 2011-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2022/15488
dc.description.abstract Rooted in Venezuela, El Sistema is a visionary global movement that has transformed the lives of youth through music since 1975. A Boston public charter school restructured and invigorated its’ curriculum with the El Sistema music program in September 2010. The pedagogical focus of El Sistema is the orchestra, a model for an ideal community that advances the social and performance skills of students empowering their personal and musical development. Our project aimed to assess the impact of El Sistema, a Latin American education initiative, on an American urban charter school. Self-regulation, motivation, peer-respect and responsibility are the skills and behaviors that were of interest and markers for cognitive, emotional and social development beyond academic achievement. We observed and collected perceptions of social and behavioral changes in students and assessed the potential positive musical influence of El Sistema through a qualitative and quantitative music literacy test. In our observations, the El Sistema curriculum has been perceived as a positive influence on the students’ social and behavioral development. Participating in the program provides students with valuable social interactions, enabling them to engage in collaborative learning, as well as propelling their musical knowledge. Further assessment will determine the El Sistema curriculum’s impact outside of the music classroom. Through further observation of El Sistema programs throughout the U.S., we can observe and acknowledge the large scale impact of this Latin American music initiative in our country. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Latin American Music Center en
dc.subject Cultural en
dc.subject Conferencia en
dc.subject Cultural Counterpoints en
dc.subject Interactions en
dc.subject Latin America en
dc.subject Latin American Music Center en
dc.subject Music en
dc.subject Musical en
dc.subject Música en
dc.subject Música Latinoamericana en
dc.subject United States en
dc.subject Fiftieth Anniversary en
dc.subject 50th anniversary en
dc.subject El Sistema en
dc.subject Boston en
dc.subject Venezuela en
dc.subject Music Education en
dc.title How does a Latin American Music Initiative impact an American Charter School Community? Observations from El Sistema Boston [full paper] en
dc.type Article en


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