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ERIC Number: ED015056
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 17
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Reference Count: 0
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EXPANDING HORIZONS FOR MUSIC THERAPY--COMPENSATORY EDUCATION FOR THE CULTURALLY HANDICAPPED.
MICHEL, DONALD E.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY WAS TO DETERMINE THE EFFECTS OF LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCES UPON ECONOMICALLY AND CULTURALLY DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN. TO EFFECT THE STUDY, A SERIES OF SCHOOL CONCERTS BY OUTSIDE PROFESSIONAL PERFORMERS WAS PRESENTED TO STUDENT AUDIENCES IN DISADVANTAGED SCHOOLS IN THE ESPANOLA VALLEY AND SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO. EVALUATION PROCEDURES WERE ESTABLISHED TO DETERMINE THE EFFECT OF THESE CONCERTS IN TERMS OF HOW MANY MUSIC FACTS THE STUDENTS ACCUMULATED AND HOW MUCH THEIR ATTITUDES WERE CHANGED ABOUT MUSIC. THE METHODOLOGY INCLUDED--(1) OBSERVATIONS BY THE RESEARCHER, (2) INTERVIEWS AND DISCUSSIONS WITH TEACHERS, SCHOOL PRINCIPALS, AND THE CHILDREN, AND (3) THE USE OF SEVERAL QUESTIONNAIRES DESIGNED FOR SELECTED CONCERT SITUATIONS WITH CHILDREN. THE FOLLOWING CONCLUSIONS WERE MADE AS A RESULT OF CHILDREN OBSERVING LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCES--(1) CHILDREN CAN ACQUIRE FACTS ABOUT THE MUSIC, THE PERFORMERS, THE INSTRUMENTS PLAYED, AND THE PERFORMANCE AS A WHOLE, (2) ATTITUDES MAY BE OBSERVED IN EXPRESSIONS OF THEIR INTEREST IN THE MUSIC AND DESIRE FOR STUDYING AN INSTRUMENT HEARD IN THE PERFORMANCE, AND (3) TRANSFER EFFECTS IN THE AREAS OF ACCULTURATION, AND SPECIFICALLY, SELF-CONCEPT, ARE MOST DIFFICULT TO MEASURE. FURTHER RESEARCH IN THE AREA OF LIVE PERFORMANCES SHOULD INCLUDE THE USE OF STATISTICAL TECHNIQUES AND A DETERMINATION OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF DIFFERENT METHODS OF PRESENTING MUSIC. (ES)
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.
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