Music in Elementary Education

Music in Elementary Education

Music in Elementary Education

Music in Elementary Education

Synopsis

Based on the National Standards, this text is divided into three parts. Part one, Foundations, covers the rationale for a Music Education program in the elementary years; meaning and musical experience; and elements and kinds of music. Part two- Music Elements, Curriculum and Avenues to Music Learning-covers curriculum development; music for special needs students; avenues to music learning and historic and contemporary approaches. Part three-Musical Experiences- is grouped by avenues of music learning and grades. Thanks to years of thorough research, Music in Elementary Education promises is a standard text in the field.Web resources are available to through authors' website: http://www.marvinmusic.org/artsed.html.

Excerpt

Whether you plan to be a music or elementary teacher, the current and future education climates indicate that distinct lines among education subject areas are blurring.

Education is moving toward a more global approach that implies knowledge of multiple subject areas is interdependent and often necessary for a child’s success in school and life. This book does not present music as a single isolated discipline but rather as part of the larger educational picture.

What function does music fulfill in children’s elementary education? This section covers several ways in which music may enrich elementary education throughout the day (Calogero 2002; Flohr 2006; Hansen et al. 2004). Music surrounds us—on the radio, television, movies, streets, concert halls, and iPods. How do children benefit from music in the classroom?

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