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Miranda, Wilma

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M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)

Legacy Department

Department of Leadership and Educational Policy Studies


Art and state--Illinois; School music--Instruction and study--Illinois


The purpose of the study is to examine a teacher prepared middle-school music cycle program presently in place in an Illinois school, and design suggestions for a new program that will integrate the mandated 1985 Illinois State Fine Arts Goals. The basis of this proposal supports the skills oriented ideas expressed in the new state goals and yet also supports the exploratory emphasis of the in-place cycle program. The central focus of the proposed approach will be on the appreciation skills and an understanding of variations among the many types of music. The final chapter will demonstrate one way to incorporate the established music philosophy with the new state goals. A recommendation of learning objectives and a sample lesson plan is suggested at the close of the chapter. Such an improvement in curriculum will not only result in the cognitive development of the youth, but also provides for the social and emotional betterment of the seventh-grade population.


Includes bibliographical references (pages 36-39)


iv, 39 pages




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