ERIC Number: ED374028
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Developing Music Curricula in Pennsylvania Schools.
Myers, Carol; Demand, Marian
This guide for superintendents, supervisors, and teachers who design curricular programs in music for the local school districts in Pennsylvania is divided into four sections. The first section can be used as a rationale for decision-making in curricular matters. Two topics in this section suggest a philosophical viewpoint for music in Pennsylvania schools. The second section focuses on outcomes and assists in determining the goals of the music program within a district with discussions of understandings, skills, and attitudes. The third section describes areas of the music curriculum from kindergarten through grade 12. This section is divided into general music, choral music, instrumental music, and curriculum options at the secondary level. The fourth section, on the scope and sequence of the music curriculum, discusses normal expectations, musical, and quality goals in general music for each grade level from early childhood through ninth grade, and secondary school courses for general students, interested students, and career oriented students. The document concludes with an appendix containing a sample planned course, instructions for generating a lesson plan, and a suggested lesson plan format. (DK)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Music, Music Education, Outcomes of Education, State Curriculum Guides
Pennsylvania Department of Education, 333 Market St., Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Curriculum and Instruction.; Pennsylvania Music Educators Association.