An Investigation into Native Musical Culture in the Home Environment of Families Living Abroad
July 1, 2006 /
The problem of this study was to examine native musical culture as it exists in the homes of families living abroad. The following sub-questions were examined:
- Are families who are moving abroad encouraged to reflect on their cultural heritage and its artifacts, including music, prior to moving overseas?
- Do families make conscious choices regarding music's role in the continuation of their native culture?
- In what forms does native musical culture currently exist in the homes of families living abroad?
- What are the current parental attitudes towards incorporating music into the process of enculturation when raising children overseas?