October 2012 - News!

2013 Language & Literacy Special Issue-Call for Submissions

Studies from around the world have shown that singing is a powerful practice that can promote a variety of positive benefits including bonding and trust between people such as mothers and children, problem solving, socialization, creativity, physical development, and language and literacy development, to name only a few (e.g., Booch & Hachiva, 2004; Campbell, 2010). To further illuminate the relationship between language, literacy, and singing, we are seeking paper submissions for a special issue of Language & Literacy: A Canadian eJournal from interested scholars.

Submissions can be made at: http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/langandlit/index

For any further information or details, please contact the guest editor of the special issue, Dr. Zheng Zhang, on evangeline9898@gmail.com


September 2012 - News!

Meetings maintaining the momentum from AIRS 4th Annual Meeting

Building on the momentum started by workshops and conversations at the AIRS 4th Annual Meeting, two groups met in September to continue to plan for future AIRS milestones.

AIRS Test Battery

At an early morning Test Battery workshop on Friday, August 24th, participants identified the need for a revised version of the AIRS Test Battery aimed at children aged 5 to 8. The group, composed of Mayumi Adachi, Stephanie Boisvert, Mike Forrester, Helga Gudmundsdottir, Beatriz Ilari and Stefanie Stadler Elmer, created a document capturing their recommendations for revisions, and 5 of the 6 met via videoconference on August 28th. The resulting documentation has been submitted to Sub-theme 1.3 Leader, Annabel Cohen, and Bing-Yi Pan for review and consideration.

August 2013 - News!

AIRS Updates:

  • new!  Read a review of Godfrey Baldacchino's book Island Songs in the April 2013 issue of Journal of Historical Research in Music Education. Click here


  • Program Available for the AIRS 5th Annual Meeting:

The Program and Abstracts for AIRS 5th Annual Meeting, to be held at Ryerson University in Toronto, 11-13th August, 2013, can now be accessed through the link below:

AIRS 5th Annual Meeting Program

We look forward to seeing you at Ryerson!

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