Children's Participation in Ritualized Circle Time - Ritual in music sessions in the multicultural kindergarten: How does it comply with children's right to participation?

  • Nora Bilalovic Kulset Norwegian University of Technology and Science
Emneord (Nøkkelord): children's participation, circle time, musicking, ritual, ritualization

Sammendrag

This article addresses the possibly contradictory relationship between children's right to participate and ritualized circle time. It presents an analysis from an arts-based research inquiry within self-study, conducted during circle times in multicultural kindergartens (children aged three to six). The focus of the analysis is aspects of the ritualized song circle time that might enhance or undermine children's right to participation. Examples from videotaped material and interviews with kindergarten teachers are presented in the context of Small's (1998) and Dissanayake's (2008, 2014) notions of ritual, and of Bae's (2009) and Eide et al.'s (2012) understandings of children's participation. Results indicate that a structured and ritualized song circle time enhances children's participation in a multicultural kindergarten.

Forfatterbiografi

Nora Bilalovic Kulset, Norwegian University of Technology and Science
Dept of Music, phd-candidate
Publisert
2016-12-20
Hvordan referere
Kulset, N. (2016). Children’s Participation in Ritualized Circle Time - Ritual in music sessions in the multicultural kindergarten: How does it comply with children’s right to participation?. Tidsskrift for Nordisk Barnehageforskning, 13. https://doi.org/10.7577/nbf.1745