Linton, Leslie

Dr. Leslie Linton is currently an Assistant Professor in Music Education at the Don Wright Faculty of Music and Faculty of Education at The University of Western Ontario. She received her Ph.D. in Music Education from The University of Western Ontario, Canada.

Elementary Music Education, Informal Learning, and the “new” Sociology of Childhood
2015 1-4955-0321-6
This work offers a potential paradigm shift in primary music education. The children in this study emerge not as passive recipients of an adult selected childhood musical culture but as active agents, producing, constructing and reproducing their own unique childhood musical cultures alongside their teacher/facilitator. This view places the child in an active role in the creation and reproduction of their childhood. There are no studies we know of that investigate this mode of music learning from this particular sociological perspective.