ERIC Number: ED054394
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Music in Modern American Society (Contemporary Music): A Guide for a High School Election Course.
Designed to bridge the gap between traditional teacher-supplied content and process and the needs of the "rock era" student, this course focuses on developing minimum goals. The goals are related to musical attitudes, musical understanding, and musical skills of the student. The emphasis is on the student's human values, interpersonal feelings, and his music. The course is organized using the procedure of a "plastic teaching strategy," an organizational formula which allows for the teaching situation to maintain a capability of continuous change in shape, direction, or emphasis. The three phases of this conceptual organization are: Phase 1, exploration of student values, feelings, and music; Phase 2, experimental activities; and Phase 3, developmental involvement. The teacher's initial task is to select one of the following teaching strategies: Strategy A--the teacher establishes a Musical Focus Area; or Strategy B--the teacher initiates activity without prior formulation or selection of a Musical Focus Area. The teacher may move from one strategy to the other as class needs are reflected. Eleven approach tactics are suggested as devices for mobilizing student activity, and samples are given as illustrations of how the teacher may use these tactics. Appendixes present a Sample Lesson Plan Form, a Conceptual Lesson Form, a 56-item bibliography, recommended aids, and selections of recordings. (DB)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development.
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