ERIC Number: ED032317
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar-31
Reference Count: 0
An Experiment in the Teaching and Evaluation of Music Literacy Among High School Students. Final Report.
Meder, Richard; And Others
The major purpose of this project was to plan, implement, and evaluate a high school one-semester experimental curriculum stressing the communicative aspects of the arts and humanities as a means of student self-discovery and realization. The curriculum consisted of 4 major unit, composed of individual study modules, on popular media and on visual, aural, and verbal communication. Each study module began by having the student confront some kind of artistic experience presented as close to the artist's intentions as possible. This was followed by activities which encouraged student examination of the experience and which led to a second experience culminating in an evaluative project. A psychological inventory, a design judgment test, and a musical sensitivity test were administered to the experimental and three comparison classes at the beginning and conclusion of the semester. It could not be demonstrated that the experimental curriculum had significantly affected tolerance, flexibility, or specific facets of art or music. However, on the basis of student self-portraits, it was concluded that there was a significant enhancement of self-concept. (The experimental curriculum, with the specific modular designs, is appended.) [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (Author/LK)
Descriptors: Art, Art Activities, Cultural Enrichment, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Experimental Curriculum, Humanities, Listening, Mass Media, Music, Music Activities, Music Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Self Actualization, Self Concept, Verbal Communication, Visual Arts
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Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Portola Inst., Inc., Menlo Park, CA.