ERIC Number: ED441737
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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The Role of Musical Intelligence in a Multiple Intelligences Focused Elementary School.
Mills, Susan W.
The role of musical intelligence was investigated in grades K-3 at a central Florida elementary school. Teachers implemented the Theory of Multiple Intelligences (MI) of Howard Gardner in elementary curricula. The guiding question in this research was: What, if any, musical growth takes place as a result of a MI curriculum? The extent and quality of musical experiences, corresponding assessments, and comparison with representative schools from MI literature were examined through case study data collection methods. Only one assessment for musical growth and one assessment for musical ability was found in the MI literature. No such assessments were present in the school setting. Influences on the role of musical intelligence included perceptions about MI, music integration, musical growth, assessment of musical growth, and assessment in general. Political climate at the school and district also were cited as highly influential in determining the role of musical intelligence in the school's MI curriculum. (Contains 25 references.) (Author/BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Florida