ERIC Number: ED212142
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Music for the Bilingual Classroom: An Interdisciplinary Approach.
Santos, Sheryl Linda
Music promotes cultural awareness and appreciation as well as improvement in language skills. The six objectives developed for using music in the bilingual classroom have to do with: (1) enhancing self-concept, (2) fostering group identity and cultural pride, (3) building positive intercultural attitudes, (4) providing enriching experiences in oral language development, (5) strengthening linguistic skills, and (6) supplementing content areas. In line with these objectives, a methodology for presenting a song in a foreign language is presented and applied to a popular Spanish song, "De Colores." Several follow-up activities are suggested as ways to achieve varied objectives in the areas of oral language development, reading, listening skills, grammar skills, social studies, art, and creative writing. A list of selected resources in music for the Spanish-English classroom concludes the discussion. (AMH)
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Class Activities, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness, Educational Resources, Elementary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Skills, Music, Second Language Instruction, Singing
Not available separately. See FL 012 738.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Eastern Michigan Univ., Ypsilanti.
Note: Published as part of the Ethnoperspectives Project. For volumes 1 and 2 of that project, see ED 200 005 and 203 663. For related documents, see FL 012 738 and FL 012 740-769.