Chen-Hafteck, L. & Xu, Z. (in press). Pulling the River: the interactions of local and global influences in Chinese early childhood music education. Arts Education Policy Review.

Chen-Hafteck, L. (2007a) Bring out the music that is within all of us. KEAN Magazine, Winter 2007, 26.

Chen-Hafteck, L. (2007b) Children, music and culture: A cross-cultural perspective on musical development. In K. Smithrim & R. Upitis (eds), Listen to their voices: Research and practice in early childhood music, pp. 140-160. Toronto, ON: Canadian Music Educators Association.

Chen-Hafteck, L. (2007c). Contextual analyses of children's responses to an integrated Chinese music and culture experience. Music Education Research, 9, 3, 337-353.

Chen-Hafteck, L. (2007d). In search of a motivating multicultural music experience: lessons learned from the Sounds of Silk project. International Journal of Music Education, 25, 3, 223-233.

Chen-Hafteck, L. (2007e). Providing meaningful learning experiences in music. In R. R. Rideout (ed) Policies and Practices: Rethinking Music Teacher Preparation in the 21st Century, pp.218-226. Amherst, MA: University of Masssachusetts.

Chen-Hafteck, L. (2004) Music and Movement from Zero to Three: A Window to Children’s Musicality. In L. A. Custodero (ed) Proceedings of the 11th ISME Early Childhood Music Education Conference, The Musical Worlds of Children. Barcelona, Spain: International Society for Music Education.

Chen-Hafteck, L. (2003) Children’s musical connections. Early Childhood Connections, 9, 1, 7-8.

Chen-Hafteck, L. (2003) Exploring the song-learning process of South African young children. Early Childhood Connections, 9, 1, 9-15.

Chen-Hafteck, L. (2002) An investigation into children's singing across borders and musical cultures. Proceedings of the ISME 2002 World Conference. Bergen, Norway: University of Bergen.

Rutkowski, J., Chen-Hafteck, L. & Gluschankof, C. (2002) Children’s vocal connections: a cross-cultural study of the relationship between first graders’ use of singing voice and their speaking ranges. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of the ISME Early Childhood Conference, pp.39-50. Copenhagen, Denmark: The Danish University of Education.

Rutkowski, J. & Chen-Hafteck, L. (2001) The singing voice within every child: a cross-cultural comparison of first graders' use of singing voice. Early Childhood Connections, 7, 1, 37-42.

LeBlanc, A., Jin, Y.C., Chen-Hafteck, L., Oliveira, A.D.J., Oosthuysen, S. & Tafuri, J. (2000/01) Tempo preferences of young listeners in Brazil, China, Italy, South Africa and the United States. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 147, 97-102.

Chen-Hafteck, L. (2000) Discussing cross-cultural issues in children's song-learning and singing. In C. Woods, G. Luck, R. Brochard, F. Seddon, and J. A. Sloboda (eds) Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition. Keele, UK: Keele University Department of Psychology.

Chen-Hafteck, L., Van Niekerk, C., Lebaka, E. & Masuelele, P. (1999) Effects of language characteristics on children's singing pitch: some observations on Sotho- and English-speaking children's singing. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 141, 26-31.

Chen-Hafteck, L. (1999) Discussing text-melody relationship in children's song-learning and singing: a Cantonese-speaking perspective. Psychology of Music, 27, 1, 55-70.
Singing Cantonese children's songs: Significance of the pitch relationship between text and melody, Music Education Research, 1, 1, 93-108.

Chen-Hafteck, L. (1999) Tonal languages and singing in young children. In S. W. Yi (ed) Music, Mind, and Science, pp. 479-494. Seoul, Korea: Seoul National University Press.

Chen-Hafteck, L. (1999) A cross-cultural study on children's perception of the expressive components in music and language. In M. S. Barrett, G. E. McPherson & R. Smith (eds) Children and Music: Developmental Perspectives, pp. 118-122. Launceston, Australia: Uniprint.

Chen-Hafteck, L. (1998) Pitch abilities in music and language of Cantonese-speaking children, International Journal of Music Education, 31, 14-24.

Chen-Hafteck, L. (1998) Cantonese children’s songs in Hong Kong. In B.A. Roberts (ed) The Phenomenon of Singing, pp. 68-74. St John's, NF: Memorial University.

Chen-Hafteck, L. & Van Niekerk, C. (1998) Relationship between pitch in languages and singing among pre-school South African children. In C. Van Niekerk (ed) Conference Proceedings of the 23rd World Conference of the International Society for Music Education, pp. 86-91. Pretoria, South Africa: UNISA.

Chen-Hafteck, L. (1998) Respecting the child in the study of young children's singing pitch. In S. Woodward (ed) Proceedings of the Eighth ISME Early Childhood Conference, pp. 44-57. Stellenbosch, South Africa: University of Stellenbosch.

Chen-Hafteck, L. (1997) Music and language development in early childhood: integrating past research in the two domains. Early Child Development and Care, 130, 85-97.

Chen-Hafteck, L. (1997) Languages and singing styles of children. Proceedings of the Third Triennial ESCOM Conference, pp. 418-423. Uppsala, Sweden: Uppsala University.

Chen-Hafteck, L. (1994) Effect of pitch relationship between text and melody in young children's singing. Proceedings of the Sixth ISME Early Childhood Seminar, Columbia, MO: University of Missouri-Columbia.

Chen-Hafteck, L. (1992) The song acquisition of young children in Hong Kong: the relationship between melody and lyrics. Proceedings of the Fifth ISME Early Childhood Seminar, pp. 71-82. Tokyo, Japan: Kunitachi College of Music.