ERIC Number: ED244881
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Ramsey, Marjorie E., Ed.
Learning related to music is considered a developmental process in this collection of five articles on music education for young learners. The first article considers music in terms of the educational process and the nature of art. The importance of musical concepts and structures to understanding music is emphasized, as is the role of music in the development of the child's discriminatory skills and value constructs. The second article examines music activities for the very young: group music activity, exploratory play, sound study, and song making. Guidelines are provided for the classroom teacher. The third article discusses the role of music programs and instrumental music in the middle school curriculum. The pervasiveness of music in everyday life--home, school, church, and public places--is examined in the fourth article. The student as a consumer of music and the role of the informed teacher in directing students towards quality music are outlined. The final article describes music experiences in the lives of children around the world. A guide to selected Association of Childhood Education International publications concludes the volume. (LP)
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Developmental Continuity, Developmental Stages, Elementary Education, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Music Activities, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Skill Development, Teacher Role
Association for Childhood Education International, 11141 Georgia Avenue, Suite 200, Wheaton, MD 20902 ($6.75 prepaid).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association for Childhood Education International, Wheaton, MD.
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