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Rodriguez, Carlos Xavier – Music Educators Journal, 1997
Employs Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale, "The Nightingale," and the many lessons within it to help music educators design learning experiences that foster the development of musical expression. Conveys that without musical expression students' music will be mechanical, not unique and meaningful. (CMK)
Descriptors: Creative Expression, Creative Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education, Empowerment
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Boyer-White, Rene – Music Educators Journal, 1988
Discusses the need to reach beyond traditional music, especially in urban areas, where the cultural plurality of the United States is reflected in the classrooms. Urges music teachers to guide students toward sensitivity to many types of musical expression. (LS)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism
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Haack, Paul – Music Educators Journal, 1982
Discusses how to teach the expressive aspects of music more effectively. For example, teachers can use verbal imagery to communicate how music is expressive of the human condition. Students should be encouraged to experiment with the possibilities of musical expression and allowed to choose their own mode of expression. (AM)
Descriptors: Creativity, Music Education, Secondary Education, Self Expression
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Bowman, James D.; Bowman, S. Ray – Reading Improvement, 1991
Suggests that teachers can use reluctant readers' sensitivity to and sophistication with "musicomedy" to both assess and develop reading comprehension. Discusses several class activities using the musical and humorous expressions in television commercials for fulfilling this objective. (RS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction
Ott, Mary Lou, Comp. – 1977
By following the Washington Small Schools Curriculum format of listing learning objectives with recommended grade placement levels and suggested activities, monitoring procedures, and resources used in teaching, this music curriculum for grades K-3 encourages teacher involvement and decision making. Goals for the program focus on the student,…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Educational Objectives, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities
Kracht, James B. – 1982
In this lesson, middle school students explore a musical expression, the sea chantey, which provided a rhythm necessary to help 19th century sailors work together. Objectives are to help students understand the purpose of sea chanties, realize how different types of chanties were especially suited to different types of jobs, and identify the…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Lesson Plans
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress. – 1980
The document describes the development of objectives and presents objectives formulated by music educators, lay individuals, and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) staff in 1973. Objectives from the first music assessment were reappraised, reviewed, and revised to include greater breadth of application, greater emphasis on the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Applied Music, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives