ERIC Number: ED430884
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov-13
Reference Count: N/A
Colorado Model Content Standards: Music.
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
These Colorado state music content standards are based on the idea that music education benefits students by developing them fully and gradually building music literacy while cultivating intuition, reasoning, imagination, and dexterity into unique forms of expression and communication. The guide suggests that standards provide a substantive framework for those who teach music to young people. Music standards speak powerfully to two fundamental issues that pervade all of education: quality and accountability. The five content standards in music presented in the guide are that students: (1) sing or play on instruments a varied repertoire of music, alone or with others; (2) read and notate music; (3) create music; (4) listen to, analyze, evaluate, and describe music; and (5) relate music to various historical and cultural traditions. Each standard presents a rationale and lists specific educational objectives for grades K-4, grades 5-8, and grades 9-12. The guide also contains a glossary of terms. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Music, Music Education, Public Schools, State Standards, Student Development, Student Educational Objectives
Colorado State Department of Education, 201 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80203.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado