Music Can Foster Communication Skills in Middle School Students
Author: Haloye Camille Payabyab Johnson
Major: Music Education
Graduation Year: 2020
Thesis Advisor: Laura Artesani
Description of Publication: Music is important to the development of well-being, and it is part of the reason I am who I am today. In my thesis, I will be discussing how music shaped me, and why I think it is important in the lives of our youth. I will specifically be focusing on how music serves as a form of communication, particularly in the lives of middle school students. I will be discussing how music can be a comfort to students as they transition to adulthood. I will give examples from my childhood development and from data collected through interviews with two middle school teachers about how music impacted them and has further helped them impact others. I include a literature review as well, and conclude with final points on how music can positively impact and grow the communication skills of middle schoolers.
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URL to Thesis: https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/honors/636