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ERIC Number: EJ1018333
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1932-7528
Historic and Ethnic Music Found to Increase Geographic Understanding: A Quasi-Experimental Study
Richardson, Ronald; Brouillette, Liane
Journal for Learning through the Arts, v9 n1 2013
This article summarizes a quasi-experimental study, which demonstrated that integration of historic and ethnic music into the American history curriculum may lead to increased knowledge of the cultural and physical geography of the United States as well as enhanced student engagement. An experiment (n = 215) conducted with eighth grade students investigated the effect that implementing supplementary music history workshops had on student attitudes and understanding of geographic concepts. Two instruments were used as pre-post tests: the Standards-Based Geography Test, Intermediate Level, from the National Council for Geographic Education and the Test of Geography-Related Attitudes. Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) showed that students in the treatment group showed greater growth in geographic knowledge (effect size = 0.854) and more positive attitudes toward geography (effect size = 0.569).
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
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