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Fred, Bernhart G., 1914-1986||Bird, Gordon W.||Whybrew, William E., 1920-2007

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M. Mus. (Master of Music)

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Department of Music


School music--Instruction and study--Illinois--Batavia


This paper presents a chronological and systematic method for developing a general music education program for all the first grade students in Batavia, Illinois, utilizing classroom teachers, minimum music specialist’s Instruction time, and a minimum budget. The philosophy, objectives, offerings, materials, and methods constitute the basis for the first grade general music education program. The first grade level is the specific example used in this study to demonstrate the systematic development of this plan. The text offers examples of lesson plans for the first grade classroom teacher and the music specialist, agendas of bi-monthly workshops, itemized cost sheets, bulletins of technical aids, and suggested activities for the non-musical classroom teacher. The examples, currently being used in the Batavia elementary schools, are fully detailed. Regular bi-monthly workshops constitute the most important phase of the in-service training used to implement this program. Though this study is not an experimental one, the program, as it is developed, will be evaluated by the first grade classroom teachers and the music teacher. Periodically, adjustments will be made to enrich or to supplement the program.


Includes bibliographical references.


iv, 88 pages




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