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ERIC Number: ED418032
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 78
Abstractor: N/A
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Integrating the Musical Intelligence in a First Grade Classroom.
Bodenlos, Kathleen Ann; Mack, Gail Ann
This report describes a program for integrating the musical intelligence in a first-grade classroom curriculum in a primary K-2 school in a northern suburb of Chicago, Illinois. The utilization of the musical intelligence in the classroom is documented with attitudinal surveys, checklists, music journals and teacher observations. Music intelligence is not often taught in schools, or is taught in isolation, resulting in students' musical intelligence not being developed and music being considered a frill instead of a basic. The development and implementation of an educational program to address the problem would integrate music across the curricula to increase music awareness and musical intelligence. It would also reach students with different abilities to enhance music attitudes and overall learning. Post-intervention data indicates an increase in the use of the musical intelligence in the classroom and integration of music across the curricula. This has resulted in an increase in musical awareness, enjoyment, skill, and confidence, more positive musical attitudes, and enhanced overall learning. Appendices include the teacher and student surveys, story song books, and parent survey. Contains 35 references. (Author/EH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A