ERIC Number: ED204234
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Classroom Music: Grades 5-8.
Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
The guide was designed to aid administrators and teachers in creating, organizing, and staffing music programs for students in middle schools or grades 5-8 in Oregon. It is presented in four parts. Part I describes the unique features of the middle school. The environment and students are in a period of change, and teachers must have certain attributes in order to be successful. Sample questions to be used in interviewing a music teacher are included. Part II discusses six curriculum approaches, including group instruction, individual instruction, topical units, modules, and incorporating the community. Part III discusses necessary components of teaching, such as lesson sequence, various kinds of goals, environmental and activity structure, knowing the students, preparation, organization, climate, enthusiasm, and discipline. A self-evaluation exercise completes the section. The final part suggests topical units and resources, including the name of the unit, number of weeks to be spent on the activity, grade levels, and resources and materials. The resources include author, publisher, and date as well as suggested musical instruments and outside consultants. (CK)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.