ERIC Number: ED041926
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec-15
Reference Count: 0
Melodic Listening Survey; Exploratory Study of Listening Development in Primary and Secondary Schools. Final Report.
Peterson, A. Viola; Finger, John A., Jr.
This study is designed to evaluate the musical listening ability that children have acquired through present instructional practices. To obtain an estimate of what children learn, over 3,000 students in grades 4-7 were administered a Melodic Listening Survey (structured into nine subtests) by tape recording under the direction of their own teachers. Children in each grade level were divided randomly into two groups--one that listened with the use of notation and one that listened without notation--to provide an evaluation of the auditory and visual perception factor in listening development. Results supported the use of auditory-visual discrimination as a factor in listening development, and revealed, despite generally low test scores, an increase in achievement with increasing grade level. Some areas of melodic listening measured by the Survey were grasped, but some were unfamiliar concepts to the students. Achievement scores on the Survey and the teachers' ratings of instruction revealed no relationship The need for rating scales for instruction was in evidence. (Included are the Melodic Listening Survey with teacher directions; raw test scores; and music curriculum questionnaires for the music supervisor and classroom teacher.) (Author/JMC)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rhode Island Coll., Providence.