ERIC Number: ED099270
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
An Assessment of Attitudes Toward Music. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Rivas, Frank W.
Reactions to attitude items from the first national assessment of music expressed by a panel of music educators during a two-day conference on implications of the entire assessment are reproduced in this report. The panel states that aesthetic sensitivity is the ultimate goal of music education; however, the attitude items in the assessment do not measure sensitivity directly but measure "approach tendencies" which correlate to some degree with sensitivity. Six questions expanded upon in the assessment are: 1) How often do you seek out and listen to music that you like to hear on television, radio, records, or tapes? 2) How often do you attend live musical programs outside of school? 3) Are there any kinds of music that you like to listen to? 4) Do you like to sing? 5) Can you play a musical instrument? 6) What are your reactions to singing and playing an instrument in small and large groups? National statistics pertinent to each question and reactions from the music panel are presented. The same exercises are then analyzed according to region, sex, color, parental education, and community type. Concluding remarks are made by the panel about the usefulness of the data for education decision making. (JH) Primary type of information provided by report: Results (Selective).
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Research, Evaluation, Group Activities, Music, Music Activities, Music Appreciation, Music Education, Musical Instruments, National Surveys, Singing, Student Attitudes, Vocal Music
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($0.85)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress