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ERIC Number: ED558395
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 108
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3032-4575-6
The Effectiveness of a New Music Education Program in Cyprus
Vassiliou, Corina
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Saint Louis University
The purpose of this study was to evaluate a new music education program in Cyprus. The program which was created by the author of this study, combined early childhood music education and children's literature. Nine lessons were created which included three original children stories and six songs. Five primary music teachers implemented the whole program in order to assess its effectiveness and propose future improvements. The research design for this study is a program evaluation, following Sufflebeam's model of evaluation (CIPP) and qualitative techniques. Two set of teachers' interviews and classroom observation were the qualitative techniques used. The program aimed to teach important musical terms and concepts to develop listening and singing skills, and to develop a sense of music appreciation and a lifelong love for music to young children. The results of the evaluation of this study concluded that the program was efffective on introducing important musical terms and concepts to young learners. Interdisciplinary approaches were promoted effectively. The whole program was pleasant and fun for children, with authentic and creative new ideas. Moreover, it was well organized and planned. Some suggestions and improvements were made in order for the program to be used again in the future. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Cyprus