ERIC Number: ED084184
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May
Reference Count: 0
A Status Study of Elementary and Middle/Junior-High School Music Education in Rhode Island, 1973. Final Report.
Rhode Island Univ., Kingston. Dept. of Music.
This final report and status study codified the professional dimension of existing educational programs in music at the elementary and middle/junior high school levels in Rhode Island public schools. A substantial portion of the questionnaire sent to listed music instructors in the state of Rhode Island was composed of applicable minimum optimum standards for music programs. Results were shown in a respondent profile, a job description profile, music facilities profile, and scheduling factors, accompanied by tables itemizing the level and area of teaching responsibility. To summarize the results, the level-area profiles were compared to standard models, and a model of each level area category was offered in numerical order with interjected standards. Broad conclusions drawn from the results point to the major observation that the music education in Rhode Island elementary and middle/junior high schools, for the most part, is poorly supported in terms of staffing, equipment, materials, and scheduling considerations. Copies of the questionnaire, covering letter, and follow-up letter are appended. (Author/KSM)
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Authoring Institution: Rhode Island Univ., Kingston. Dept. of Music.