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DeWitt, Douglas M.; Joyce, Kay – Principal Leadership, 2001
An abandoned downtown shopping mall in Burnsville, Minnesota, was transformed into an innovative senior campus that also relieved overcrowding at the main facility. Seniors pursued "community-connections" experiences via programs involving mass media, the transit authority, the battered women's shelter, public affairs, creative writing, and…
Descriptors: Community Services, Creative Writing, Crowding, Educational Innovation
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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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Griffin, Robert J. – Hispania, 1977
Folk music is musical expression of deep culture, and is therefore a useful tool in teaching culture in the language class. The use of Spanish music to teach Hispanic culture is described. Useful books and music are suggested. (CHK)
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Folk Culture, Higher Education, Language Instruction
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Perret, Daniel – Music Education Research, 2004
This paper aims to establish a link between the felt quality in musical expression and the psycho-somatic structure of the person playing. This includes specific areas of the body, a corresponding set of emotions and thought patterns, as well as the deeper needs of the person. Discernment of felt quality is facilitated by using the symbolic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Symbolic Learning, Music, Psychosomatic Disorders
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Rodriguez, Carlos Xavier – Journal of Research in Music Education, 1998
Investigates whether children can demonstrate awareness of musical expression by discriminating between expressive and mechanical music fragments, performing similar songs, and describing the fragments and songs. Indicates task improvement with age, significant differences between kindergarten and fourth-grade scores in perception and description,…
Descriptors: Art Expression, Child Development, Grade 4, Grade 8
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Kinney, Daryl W. – International Journal of Music Education, 2004
This study compared collegiate subjects who had participated in high school performing ensembles (participants) with subjects who had not (non-participants) on their ability to perform expressively and to perceive expression in music. In Phase I, subjects (N = 56) were asked to perform three song selections, expressively and unexpressively, using…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Group Activities, Creative Activities
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Etzkorn, K. Peter – International Social Science Journal, 1982
Music reflects and influences the social structures of every culture. Cultural variations in the range of musical expression, the recording industry's impact on the lives of musicians and the diffusion of musical styles, and the roles of the audience are discussed. (AM)
Descriptors: Audiences, Mass Media Effects, Music, Musicians
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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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Etzkorn, K. Peter – Society, 1976
Asserts that the more differentiated a society, the greater the probability of encountering varied musical forms, and that the social location of musical practice is a relatively independent variable for the forms and quality taken by musical expressions. Discusses a pilot study on the range of musical forms actively practiced in the St. Louis…
Descriptors: Artists, Fine Arts, Music, Music Activities
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Nurullah, Shanta – Black Books Bulletin, 1979
In assessing how relationships with parents, husbands, male musicians, and society at large can work to limit a Black woman's musical expression, it is possible that the most crucial factor in whether her musical potential is nurtured or negated is the family. (Author/WI)
Descriptors: Blacks, Economic Factors, Family Influence, Females
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Hinz, Bob – Music Educators Journal, 1995
Defines musical improvisation as taking place when a musician's aural and technical facilities combine to create a spontaneous form of musical expression. Discusses the use of improvisation as a means of enhancing student interest and performance. Includes a six-step approach for teaching musical improvisation. (CFR)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Harmony (Music), Improvisation
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Chiba, Takeo; Kanou, Akira; Matsuda, Sohei; Izhara, Dai; Ishigahki, Emiko – International Journal of Early Childhood, 1997
Discusses the creative use of television broadcasts, computers for interactive play, electronic instruments for musical expression, and interactive books in Japanese early childhood education. Considers how television can be used more effectively and how computers enhance interaction between children, describes how electronic instruments during…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Early Childhood Education, Educational Technology
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Zerull, David S. – Music Educators Journal, 1992
Discusses the use of imagination as a tool to improve students' musicianship. Suggests that imagery can be used to teach intonation, tone color, sight-reading, and expression. Describes active listening in which the students must use musical memory and participate in musical expression to produce a certain sound that may be difficult to describe.…
Descriptors: Applied Music, Imagery, Imagination, Intonation
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Campbell, Patricia Shehan – Music Educators Journal, 1990
Examines music creativity from a cross-cultural perspective. Delineates the difference between creativity and re-creativity giving cultural examples of each. Discusses the differences between composition and improvisation and analyzes the language of musical expression. Describes the cultural traditions of musical creativity in India, China, Iran,…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Creativity, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences
Podgor, Ellen S. – Indiana Law Review, 1976
The concept of symbolic speech emanates from the 1967 case of United States v. O'Brien. These discussions of flag desecration, grooming and dress codes, nude entertainment, buttons and badges, and musical expression show that the courts place symbolic speech in different strata from verbal communication. (LBH)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Censorship, Civil Liberties, Clothing
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