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ERIC Number: EJ845280
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0255-7614
The Development of an After-School Music Program for At-Risk Children: Student Musical Preferences and Pre-Service Teacher Reflections
Ward-Steinman, Patrice Madura
International Journal of Music Education, v24 n1 p85-96 2006
An urban university music education department and an outreach organization partnered to provide after-school music classes for at-risk children. Fourteen music education majors were recruited to teach 125 first through fifth graders (6-12 years of age), whose ethnicity was 55 percent Hispanic and 45 percent African-American. Classes included general music, recorder, and choir. Musical preference measures indicated significant differences among grades, except for two pieces that reflected the ethnicity of the students. Pre-service teachers were most successful at teaching moving, performing, and listening to a variety of music, and least successful at teaching composing and improvising; and they were able to achieve all of the stated goals for a successful urban youth program, especially being a positive force and musical mentor, and making the experience enjoyable, challenging, and extraordinary for the children. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California