ERIC Number: ED338369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
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Using Musical Activities To Improve the Listening Skills of Kindergarten Students.
Emery, Gretchen B.
A screening instrument developed for this study measured the listening skills of 22 children in a kindergarten class. Children were found to be weak in four areas of listening: (1) auditory discrimination; (2) auditory perception; (3) following oral directions; and (4) listening comprehension. After these measures were administered, students participated in a program that involved a variety of musical opportunities for the students to develop listening skills. The program, which was implemented over a 14-week period, contained five objectives that addressed the children's areas of weakness in listening skills. At the conclusion of the implementation period, the screening instrument was again administered to the children, who demonstrated improvement in each of the four areas of listening. A reference list of 27 items is provided. Appendices include the screening instrument and tables displaying students' pretest and posttest scores. (BC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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Note: Master's Practicum, Nova University.