2nd ed. - Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
xvi, 307 p. : music ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -299) and index.
"Songs in Their Heads is a vivid and engaging book that bridges the disciplines of music education, ethnomusicology, and folklore. This revised and expanded edition includes additional case studies, updated illustrative material, and a new section exploring the relationship between children's musical practices and current technological advances. Designed as a text or supplemental text for a variety of music education methods courses, as well as a reference for music specialists and classroom teachers, this book can also help parents understand and enhance their own children's music making"-- Provided by publisher.
"The book explores the meaning and value of music in children's lives, based upon their expressed thoughts and actual music-making behaviors in school and at play. Blending standard education field experiences with ethnomusicological techniques, Campbell demonstrates how music is personally and socially meaningful to children and what values they place on particular musical styles, songs, and functions. She explores musical behaviors in various contextual settings--in the outdoor garden of the Lakeshore Zebras' preschool, in Mr. Roberts' fifth grade classroom, on a school bus, at home with the Anderson family, in the Rundale School cafeteria, and at the Toys and More Store"-- Provided by publisher.