Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Many American classroom teachers fervently claim not to be able to sing and are considered 'non-singers.' Studies reported here reveal a paradox : put in a context where singing is approached from another perspective, those same people can and do sing. How did they come to think of themselves otherwise? A close look at the terms 'singer' and 'singing' reveals the ways in which the meanings of these words are socially and culturally constructed.
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Pascale, Louise M., "Dispelling the Myth of the Non-Singer: Changing the Ways Singing is Perceived, Implemented and Nurtured in the Classroom" (2002). Educational Studies Dissertations. 85.