ERIC Number: ED368642
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Music. Standards of Learning Objectives for Virginia Public Schools.
Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
This Virginia framework for music instruction in kindergarten through 12th grade established objectives designed to develop concepts and skills, to encourage positive attitudes toward music as an art form, and to value music's role in daily life. The objectives are organized by grades and by choral and instrumental music experience. Sequential levels allow thorough understanding of the common elements of music: (1) rhythm; (2) pitch; (3) quality; and (4) structure. The objectives emphasize growth in the musical skills that relate to the various roles of musician as performer, creator, interpreter, and critic. The standards of the learning program deal with results of instruction at each grade level rather than methods of instruction. Musical skills or concepts flow from an introduction in one grade, to development in the next grade, to measurable attainment in the following grade, and to a restatement of the skill or concept at higher levels where assessment can be devised. A study of objectives by the teacher should focus on common strands in the levels and address the issues of continuity and order of instructional priorities. (CK)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.