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ERIC Number: EJ854603
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0027-4321
Collaboration with Music: A Noteworthy Endeavor
Cane, Susannah
Music Educators Journal, v96 n1 p33-39 2009
Hushed melodies have been known to lull infants to sleep; preschoolers can memorize the alphabet through song; marching bands arouse patriotism; and choirs inspire spiritual renewal. Music educators are well attuned to the power of music to alter mood, provide motivation, and link learning. Yet, music often has been viewed in educational settings as a frivolous learning tool. Such an underestimation must be addressed by both music teachers and researchers devoted to the formation of curriculum and instructional design. One approach to bolster the standing of music is to add more opportunities to express the art through educational collaboration. Effective music collaboration consists of equal partnering in the planning, implementation, management, and assessment among educators concerned in maintaining the integrity of music as a viable discipline and classroom teachers interested in providing enhancement of content as well as support for diverse learning styles. In this article, the author discusses how integrating music with other academic subjects can yield many positive results for the students and for the school as a whole. (Contains 3 figures and 19 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A