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Resilience in Music Education

Sydney Seed
MUED 380, Fall 2018

Problem Statement/Rationale: Implications for Practice:

The purpose of this research is to find connections between resiliency and Music education can and should be enhanced with material intended to
music, and touch on why this matters. build resilience through:
• Individual projects and reflections that build self-esteem
Research Questions: • Peer group projects that build a supportive community
All while overseen by an encouraging and caring role model - music
(1) Where does resilience come from? educator.
(2) Can music build resilience?
(3) Do music educators have an advantage to teaching resilience?

Suggestions for Further Research:

Article Summaries:
More research specific to early childhood needs to be conducted.
Burton, S.L. (2012): A chapter on how music educators can adapt their • What are examples of early childhood coping mechanisms?
curriculum to connect with students, and guide them toward positive • When is the most impactful age to teach resilience?
growth. • How is resiliency in early childhood persons presented?

Edgar, S.N. (2017): A book on the Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

framework, and how it can be integrated into music classrooms to Graphics:
alleviate or prevent the impact of mental health challenges.

Hanewald, R. (2011): A literature review on the history of resiliency

research, why resilience matters, and what the main findings and theories

Kalmakis (2015): A literature review of 42 studies on the prevalence of

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and their impact on long term

McCoy, K.L. (2012): A chapter on how general music teachers have an

advantage in relationship-building, and why this benefits long-term

Parr, G.D. (1998): A journal diving deeply into resiliency traits and
definitions, the definition of flow, and how flow can be utilized to build
resilient behaviors.

Sadowski, M. (2013): An article interweaving literature, interviews, and

personal experiences, to stress the power of strong teacher-student

Travis, R. (2013): A journal using empirical support to assert a connection

between resilience and an engagement with the Hip-Hop culture. He
specifically uses the theoretical model of empowerment-based positive
youth development (EMPYD), and the individual and community
empowerment framework.

Additional Sources: Resilience is a protective factor

against Adverse Childhood
Experiences (ACEs)
• ACEs are associated with many
risky behaviors
• The more ACEs one has, the
higher the likelihood their health
Additional Notes: and life will be impacted
• 60% of the USA population has at
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