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ERIC Number: ED299755
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-May-16
Reference Count: 0
Increasing the Musically Talented Elementary School Student's Musical Skills and Knowledge.
Meils, Elaine A.
A class was developed for 10 musically talented students in an elementary school, to enable the students to increase their musical interest and knowledge and to improve their music performance skills. Strategies for providing a more challenging musical environment for these students included: a pull-out class, teaching of music theory and composition accompanied by student performances, and individual student projects involving reports on music topics or performances of compositions practiced independently. A posttest on the subject of music theory and composition showed that each of the 10 talented students showed an increase in music understanding over the pretest. A teacher-made performance checklist showed improvements in music performance skills, and a pre- and post-attitude survey also showed that students' enthusiasm for music had increased. Appendices include copies of the student interview form, music coordinator letter, parent questionnaire, pre- and post-test, student performance checklist, student attitude survey, weekly log, summation of student performance checklist, summation of weekly logs, results of student attitude survey, student evaluation form and final evaluation form. (Author/JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
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