ERIC Number: ED344828
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Junior High Instrumental Music: Wind-Percussion Strings. [Curriculum Guide.]
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Design Branch.
This curriculum guide outlines a secondary music program for Alberta, Canada, that aims: (1) to develop skills in listening, performing, and using notation; (2) to encourage students to strive for musical excellence; (3) to enable students to appreciate music; (4) to foster self-expression and creativity; and (5) to make students aware of the history of music and the implications of music in society. Additional goals are outlined for the instrumental music program that enable students to develop competencies and to strive for excellence, within the limits of their individual capabilities, in the areas of playing, listening, reading, creating, and valuing music. Guidelines for implementing the instrumental music program are outlined, addressing such areas as student enrollments, student scheduling, teacher scheduling, facilities, suggested methods of evaluation, class procedures, budget management, and professional support. The remainder of the guide discusses requirements for successful wind-percussion and strings programs including technical-theoretical skills, interpretive skills, synthesis skills, and authorized learning resources for each area. (KM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Enrichment Activities, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Junior High Schools, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Percussion Instruments, Secondary School Students, String Instruments, Teaching Methods, Wind Instruments
Alberta Education, 11160 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5K 0L2, Canada.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Design Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada