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Fuelberth, Rhonda; Todd, Christy – Music Educators Journal, 2017
This article explores how choral music educators can facilitate access to meaningful music experiences for all students in their schools. In a changing landscape that honors equity and diversity, music education environments must also change to align with these values. To provide the optimal environment for successful inclusive practice, choral…
Descriptors: Music Education, Singing, Music Teachers, Educational Environment
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Mixon, Kevin – Music Educators Journal, 2005
MENC has recently, recapitulated its vision of "Music for All" in its strategic plan, which warns that "30 to 50 per cent of new teachers who work in urban areas leave the field in their first three years of service.'' This undoubtedly affects instrumental music instruction for urban children. Collegial sharing is one solution to problems…
Descriptors: Poverty, Program Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Urban Schools
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LeBlanc, Albert – Music Educators Journal, 1984
To get around the colleges of education and professional education courses, which usually deal with teaching methods, critics are proposing shortcuts that will grant candidates certification without their completing traditionally required courses. How these shortcuts will hurt music students is described. Music teachers should take a stand and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Music Educators Journal, 1984
Survival tips and resources to make the first year teaching experience a better and more memorable one for music teachers are provided. (RM)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Music Education, Music Teachers
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Bennett, Peggy – Music Educators Journal, 1984
There are tricks that individuals can use in vocal and instrumental classes to create the illusion of music reading for the unsuspecting teacher. Typical ways in which music reading can appear to be occurring are described, and four suggestions for promoting independent study during group reading exercises are presented. (RM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Group Instruction, Independent Study, Music Education
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Cutietta, Robert A. – Music Educators Journal, 1984
Closure is that element of the learning experience wherein the important points of the class period are reviewed and short-term goals are evaluated and related to long-term goals. The need for closure in musical rehearsals is discussed, and examples of closure are provided. (RM)
Descriptors: Bands (Music), Elementary Secondary Education, Music Activities, Music Education
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Bolin, Mary Jane – Music Educators Journal, 1984
A symposium sponsored by the Eastern Division of the Music Educators National Conference and 12 state music associations to discuss the impact of recent education reports on music education is described. Strategies for strengthening music education are presented. (RM)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education
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Rumery, Kenneth R. – Music Educators Journal, 1985
Microcomputers are rapidly making their way into music education. Developments in music computer-assisted instruction are discussed, and computer software for music education is described. (RM)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software, Elementary Secondary Education
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Wallace, Robert L. – Music Educators Journal, 1985
A computer software program is presented. The program, written for the Commodore 64 with a VIC 1525 printer, can be adapted to work with any computer using the BASIC language. (RM)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hoff, Helen – Music Educators Journal, 1984
The music teacher must have regard for the self-concept of each student. Enthusiasm and positive encouragement yield the desired outcome more quickly than negativism. The way a teacher perceives himself or herself is also important. Teachers with positive self-concepts can more easily aid students build positive and realistic self-concepts. (RM)
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Humanistic Education, Incentives
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Rudgers, Gregory B. – Music Educators Journal, 1984
Suggestions are made to help music teachers with limited resources, such as a low budget, poor quality instruments, and small amounts of rehearsal time, develop a band that provides quality performance. Suggestions include properly maintaining student-model instruments and designing a lesson format for a private lesson and using it in group…
Descriptors: Bands (Music), Creative Teaching, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Wolfe, David E. – Music Educators Journal, 1984
Motivating music students to practice is a perennial concern for teachers and parents. Behavioral contracts, in which the teacher or parent guarantees a certain reward in return for the student completing a designated task, is one solution. How to construct a contract is discussed. A sample contract is included. (RM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Motivation, Motivation Techniques, Music Education
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Tuley, Robert J. – Music Educators Journal, 1985
If music subjects are to maintain respect amidst a national atmosphere of accountability and a concern for basics, students' music performance must be evaluated. A pupil evaluation form is presented. Evaluated are music skills, concepts, student participation, student conduct, and unique contributions. (RM)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Concept Formation, Course Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Madsen, Clifford K. – Music Educators Journal, 1985
Music teachers must learn to read and analyze research studies and apply the research findings to their teaching. The author's experience in conducting workshops to help teachers analyze research reports shows that teachers are capable of making transfers and generalizing from research results to their own situation. (RM)
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Educational Needs, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hamann, Donald L. – Music Educators Journal, 1985
Anxiety assessment research based on the trait-state anxiety theory suggests that musicians should not reduce anxiety in performance. A reduction in anxiety levels, especially for musicians with extensive formal training, may actually diminish performance quality. Musicians with low task-mastery skills might consider taking more formal training.…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Fear
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