Date of Award

5-24-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Bill Griesar

Subjects

Community music, Homeless youth -- Services for -- Oregon -- Portland, Poor children -- Services for -- Oregon -- Portland, Music -- Instruction and study, Academic achievement

DOI

10.15760/honors.536

Abstract

In an effort to combat the harmful physiological, societal, and psychological effects of the cutting of arts and music program budgets in public schools, and close the achievement gap for those in lower socioeconomic classes and underrepresented populations, this thesis created a functional community music training program, especially for homeless youth in Portland, OR. The author reviewed current literature across disciplines to form a curriculum based on evidence in psychological, educational, and cognitive neuroscience research. The curriculum was collaboratively formed with active music training professionals. The intervention was piloted via the ongoing collaboration between Portland-based arts-integrated science outreach group NW Noggin, and the daytime homeless youth center, p:ear. Observed efficacy, reaction, and implications for future efforts are discussed.

Comments

An undergraduate honors thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts or Science in University Honors and Psychology, 2018.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/25203

Share

COinS