Improvised song in schools: breaking away from the perception of traditional song as infantile by introducing a traditional adult practice

TitleImprovised song in schools: breaking away from the perception of traditional song as infantile by introducing a traditional adult practice
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsCasals, A, Ayats, J, Vilar, M
Refereed DesignationRefereed
JournalOral Tradition
Volume25
Start Page365
Issue2
Pagination365-380
Keywordscançó, corrandes, educació primària, escola, glosa, infantilització
Abstract

This article revolves around a project aimed at incorporating improvised song into primary school education. Among its objectives this pilot scheme aimed to solve the problem of infantilization and the lack of functionality affecting the traditional school repertoire of songs in Catalonia, by introducing a hitherto untested genre of traditional song into the official curriculum. The findings obtained in five centers suggest that this tradition form of oral expression through singing obtains positive results in the 10-12 year old age group and manages to break free of the clichés about traditional song existing in the school environment.

URLhttp://journal.oraltradition.org/issues/25ii/casals
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