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ERIC Number: ED016517
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep
Pages: 193
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Reference Count: 0
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DEVELOPMENT OF A TECHNIQUE FOR IDENTIFYING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN'S MUSICAL CONCEPTS. FINAL REPORT.
ANDREWS, FRANCES M.; DEIHL, NED C.
CURRENT LITERATURE RELEVANT TO MUSIC EDUCATION OF CHILDREN STRESSES THE IMPORTANCE OF CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT BASED ON A CONCEPTUAL APPROACH TO MUSIC LEARNING. THERE BEING LITTLE UNDERSTANDING OF CHILDREN'S CONCEPTS OF BASIC MUSICAL ELEMENTS ON WHICH TO FOUND SUCH CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, AN INSTRUMENT WAS DEVELOPED TO IDENTIFY THE IDEAS REGARDING PITCH, DURATION, AND LOUDNESS WHICH ARE POSSESSED BY CHILDREN. TWO GROUP MEASURES ELICITING WRITTEN RESPONSES TO (1) WRITTEN STIMULI AND (2) MULTIDIMENSIONAL MUSICAL STIMULI WERE DEVISED. IN ADDITION, 2 INDIVIDUAL MEASURES REQUIRING (1) THE MANIPULATION OF ELEMENTARY SOUND PRODUCING INSTRUMENTS AND (2) OVERT MOVEMENT IN RESPONSE TO MUSICAL STIMULI WERE FORMULATED. AFTER PILOT TESTING AND DEVELOPMENT, THIS INSTRUMENT WAS EMPLOYED IN A STUDY OF FOURTH-GRADE CHILDREN. THE GROUP MEASURES WERE ADMINISTERED TO 429 SUBJECTS AND THE INDIVIDUAL MEASURES TO 214 SUBJECTS. DERIVED SCORES, STATISTICAL EVALUATIONS, AND CORRELATIONS WITH IQ AND READING SCORES (REPORTED IN 61 TABLES) DEMONSTRATE THAT, ALTHOUGH FURTHER REFINEMENT IS NEEDED BEFORE IT WILL BE USEABLE FOR PRACTICAL PURPOSES, THE INSTRUMENT IS ADEQUATE FOR RESEARCH PURPOSES. THE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS MEASURE HAS SUGGESTED SEVERAL AREAS IN WHICH THE NEED FOR FURTHER RESEARCH IS INDICATED. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.
Identifiers: Battery of Musical Concept Meas (Andrews Deihl); PENNSYLVANIA