ERIC Number: ED408225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Foundations in Elementary Education - Music.
Carlton, Elizabeth B.; Weikart, Phyllis S.
This book focuses on how teachers can guide children to acquire ownership of musical concepts through their personal construction of knowledge. It is intended for teachers of grades K-3, music educators, and preservice teachers. The book contends that music and movement are important to the development of the whole child and can be integrated within the academic curriculum throughout the day. The developmentally appropriate activities enable teachers to use music and movement to enhance active learning and develop the musical intelligence of learning. Part 1, "A Framework for K-3 Music," contains three chapters offering a general framework for implementing music in the K-3 classroom. Part 2, "Key Experiences in Music," includes six chapters introducing the music key experiences that establish ownership by the child. An outcome-based assessment model is provided along with five appendices offering helpful resources for classroom use. (EH)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Cultural Activities, Fine Arts, Motor Development, Movement Education, Music, Music Activities, Music Appreciation, Music Education, Music Teachers, Music Techniques, Primary Education, Psychomotor Objectives, Self Expression
High/Scope Press, 600 N. River St., St., Ypsilanti, MI 48198; phone: 313-485-2000.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, MI.