Inclusive Choirs: Welcoming Youth with Exceptionalities
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This basic interpretive qualitative study investigated the benefits and challenges of inclusive choir singing for youth with exceptionalities. Fourteen participants were recruited for this study including youth choir members with exceptionalities, parents, family members (e.g., siblings), choir directors, and a choir manager. Participant observation and semi-structured interviews were used to generate data. The study findings included four main overarching themes: health benefits, positive aspects, challenges, and inclusive choir singing as different than other activities. The current study’s findings have contributed to furthering research in the area of singing and health, and have several implications for both practice and future research in the area.
DegreeMaster of Education (M.Ed.)
DepartmentEducational Psychology and Special Education
ProgramSchool and Counselling Psychology
Copyright DateJuly 2013