ERIC Number: ED252275
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Providing for Kindergarten Music Instruction by the Classroom Teacher.
The goals of this practicum were to improve kindergarten music instruction by providing the classroom teacher with (1) kindergarten music instructional objectives; (2) a kindergarten skills development sequence; (3) tested sample unit study plans for an interdisciplinary approach to music instruction; and (4) an orientation class in music activities. The practicum took place within the confines of a neighborhood school in a predominantly white, upper middle class community of various ethnic groups. Prior to the beginning of the practicum, a survey of kindergarten teachers from 14 area elementary schools was conducted. Most of the teachers interviewed indicated that county-wide instructional objectives and/or a kindergarten music skills sequence would help with the planning of their classroom instruction. A set of 14 kindergarten music instruction objectives was developed following the Dade County Balanced Curriculum Music Instructional Objectives for first though sixth grades. An orientation in the use of the proposed instructional objectives was conducted, and a sample unit study plan was field-tested. Results revealed that the tested lesson was largely successful. Appended materials include the results of the survey, kindergarten music instruction objectives, the music skills development sequence, an observational checklist for music instruction, and a list of equipment for a rhythm band. (AS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Practicum Report, Nova University, 1981.