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Master Of Arts In Urban Education

Colleges & School

College Of Education And Leadership

First Advisor

Luann Dreifurst

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Phonetics; Music in education; Language arts (Kindergarten)


The purpose of this study is to determine if a music intervention in a Kindergarten classroom will result in an increase in students’ phonological awareness abilities. Five kindergarten students participated in a six-week study in which they received teacher-led, small-group interventions for 20 minutes three times a week. The students showed significant growth in segmenting, rhyming, and syllable segmentation as a result of the intervention. Music instruction was concluded to be an effective tool for delivery of phonological awareness instruction due to the relationship between music processing and language processing.


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