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ERIC Number: EJ1058648
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0255-7614
Music Education in Puerto Rican Elementary Schools: A Study from the Perspective of Music Teachers
López-León, Ricardo; Lorenzo-Quiles, Oswaldo; Addessi, Anna Rita
International Journal of Music Education, v33 n2 p146-162 May 2015
This article presents, for the first time, descriptive research on the status of music education in Puerto Rican public elementary schools. General music education at elementary schools on the island has been part of the school offering for more than 50 years. As yet, music education at this level has not been recognized as an essential discipline in the Department of Education's official curriculum. The official governmental positions are contradictory to the reality of the teaching of music. As a result, this study is directed at obtaining a true understanding of the factors by performing research using 228 music educators from different areas of the Puerto Rican territory as the main suppliers of information. A questionnaire, validated by 15 experts, was administered to the 228 highly qualified in-service music teachers, and a 100% response rate was obtained. Overall, the results revealed that music teachers from Puerto Rico are performing under less than ideal teaching conditions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Puerto Rico