ERIC Number: ED032938
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Development of a Music Curriculum for Young Children. CAREL Arts and Humanities Curriculum Development Program for Young Children.
Biasini, Americole; Pogonowski, Lee
Objectives of this program were (1) to develop aural sensitivity, (2) to discover basic concepts of musical elements and structure, (3) to acquire simple musical skills, and (4) to develop positive attitudes toward music and self. Participants were 689 students from all socioeconomic levels, ranging from 2 to 13 years in age. Following a workshop and planning conference, the Central Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory (CAREL) staff, classroom teachers, and music specialists instigated The Developmental Phases of Musical Exploration. The six phases were free exploration, guided exploration, free improvisation, planned improvisation, reinforcement, and evaluation. The program, using a team teaching approach, utilized a music laboratory, audio equipment, and electronic music. Teachers were evaluated through questionnaires, classroom visits, individual teacher consultations, and experience reports. Students were evaluated by a pre- and posttest, classroom observations, and tapes of musical experiences. Results indicated high teacher and student involvement and students' development of musical creativity and positive attitudes toward music. Aural tests require further analysis. Refinement of the program into a pilot process-model curriculum and incorporation of music into a multi-arts core curriculum were recommended. (DR)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Central Atlantic Regional Educational Lab., Washington, DC.