ERIC Number: ED347109
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-May
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Implementing a Motivational Program Using Musical Skit Development as a Technique To Improve Performance Skills of Middle School Students.
Roi, Christine S.
A pilot program was developed and implemented to improve the music performance of middle school choral students. A target group of 27 low performing students in grade seven and eight participated in the program. The program utilized four strategies for improving performance skills. Lectures were given by inspirational leaders. Small groups were formed to allow for peer interaction. Small groups created and performed skits dealing with musical expression of emotions. A reward system was developed that included peer recognition. Instruments of measurement of improvement in target group musical performance skills included the Piers-Harris Children's Self Concept Scale, writer-created choral music questionnaire, and teacher records. The target group showed increases in grade point averages and improvement in perceptions of self-concept. The target group also showed more positive attitudes toward music classes. Appendices include evidence of grade reports, testing and questionnaire results. (Author)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Piers Harris Childrens Self Concept Scale