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ERIC Number: EJ1110906
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-8755-1233
A Survey of the Music Integration Practices of North Dakota Elementary Classroom Teachers
O'Keefe, KariJo; Dearden, Katherine Norman; West, Robert
Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, v35 n1 p13-22 Oct 2016
The purpose of this study was to identify and describe the nature of North Dakota elementary classroom teachers' (NDECT) music integration in the general classroom. The majority of NDECTs integrated music with: the subjects of Language Arts (62.01%), Mathematics (55.00%), and Physical Education (50.89%); the settings of Group Work Time (64.29%), Morning Carpet Time/Welcome Time (58.54%), Free Time (58.13%), and Individual Work Time (55.43%); and Math Skills (62.01%) and Everyday Skills (53.99%). Listening to Music (89.13%) and Singing Songs (72.83%) were the most frequently reported musical activities. Significant differences were found between music integration into core subjects (i.e., mathematics, language arts, science, social studies/history) and other variables (i.e., gender, grade level taught, music training, collaboration with the music teacher). The subjects provided reasons (e.g., not knowing where to include it into an already-full day) as to why they included music only rarely in their classrooms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Dakota
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A