Music in Childhood From Preschool Through the Elementary Grades

ISBN-10: 053458554X

ISBN-13: 9780534585549

Edition: 2nd 2002

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As inspirational as it is informative, this text combines the best research and practical knowledge to give teachers the necessary tools to educate tomorrow's musicians. This comprehensive text presents contemporary theories and practices of music education, including strategies for developing pitch, vocal, rhythmic, instrumental, listening, movement and creative responses in children. This book also includes chapters on technology, multiculturalism, motivation and management, special learners, assessment, and curriculum integration and development.
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List price: $70.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 11/6/2001
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 448
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Carol Scott-Kassner is a writer and consultant in Music Education. An expert in the musical growth of young children, she has written and spoken extensively on that topic. She is co-author of WORLD OF MUSIC and the MUSIC CONNECTION and MAKING MUSIC series of textbooks for kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade.

Preface to the Second Editionp. x
The Multiple Meanings of Music for Childrenp. 1
Music's Many Functionsp. 2
Music at the Curricular Corep. 4
Children's Musical Capacitiesp. 6
Music's Historical Role in the Curriculump. 8
Music for Children in a Changing Societyp. 11
A Musical Futurep. 12
From Theory to Practice in Teaching Music to Childrenp. 15
Stage and Phase Theoriesp. 18
Theories of Musical Play and Socializationp. 21
A Constructivist Theory of Meaning Makingp. 22
Social Learning and Reinforcement Theoriesp. 24
Learning Style Theoriesp. 27
Theories of Instructionp. 32
Relating Theory to Practicep. 35
The Classroom Environmentp. 35
A Child-Centered Curriculump. 37
The Teacher as Transmitterp. 38
Instructional Strategiesp. 40
Informed Teachingp. 42
Motivation and Managementp. 45
Motivationp. 46
Foundations of Managing Student Behaviorsp. 53
Scenariop. 67
Methods of Teaching Music to Childrenp. 71
Dalcrozep. 72
Kodalyp. 76
Orffp. 78
Other Approachesp. 81
A Comparison of Methods and Techniquesp. 88
A Personal Methodp. 89
Rhythm and the Childp. 95
Rhythm and Child Developmentp. 96
Rhythm in Speechp. 98
Rhythm in Movementp. 103
The Pulsep. 104
Meterp. 105
Durations and Their Patternsp. 107
Mnemonicsp. 116
Notationp. 119
Syncopationsp. 122
Polyrhythmsp. 122
From Natural Rhythms to Rhythmic Trainingp. 123
Pitch and the Childp. 129
Growth in Understanding of Linear Pitch Structuresp. 130
Discrimination and Contour Awarenessp. 131
Pitch Relations and Melodic Motionp. 136
Advanced Pitch Conceptsp. 138
Growth in Understanding of Vertical Pitch Structuresp. 141
Helping Children to Think Musicallyp. 142
The Singing Childp. 147
The Developing Child Voicep. 148
Physical Training for the Child Voicep. 152
Toward Accurate Singingp. 155
The Vocal Modelp. 162
Selecting and Teaching Songsp. 164
How to Teach Singing in Partsp. 168
Children's Choirsp. 174
Assessment of Singingp. 175
Reasons to Singp. 176
Scenariop. 177
The Listening Childp. 181
The Development of Perceptive Listeningp. 182
The Development of Attitudes toward Musicp. 183
Building Skills of Aural Perceptionp. 184
Student Construction of Listening Experiencesp. 192
Building an Aural Repertoirep. 194
Listening Sequencep. 195
Assessment of Listeningp. 201
Keys to Listeningp. 202
Scenariop. 203
The Moving Childp. 207
Movement and Child Developmentp. 209
Precepts and Principles of Movementp. 213
Prelude to Movement-Based Musical Experiencesp. 213
Dalcroze Eurhythmicsp. 218
Creative Movementp. 225
Dancep. 229
Assessment of Movingp. 236
Movement for Musical Developmentp. 237
Scenariop. 237
The Playing Childp. 241
Developmental Sequencep. 242
The Body as a Percussion Instrumentp. 245
Nonpitched Percussion Instrumentsp. 246
Pitched Instrumentsp. 254
Harmony Instrumentsp. 260
Assessment of Playing Instrumentsp. 266
The Benefits of Instrumental Studyp. 267
Scenariop. 268
The Creating Childp. 271
Developmental Sequencep. 272
Creative Thinkingp. 273
Exploration and Discoveryp. 274
Improvisationp. 274
Compositionp. 277
Assessmentp. 286
The Rewards of Nurturing Creativity in Musicp. 288
Scenariop. 289
Curriculum Designp. 293
The Nature of Curriculump. 294
Types and Sources of Curriculump. 295
Planning a Curriculump. 296
Implementing a Curriculump. 300
Distilling the Essence of Curriculump. 313
Assessment and Evaluationp. 316
Evaluationp. 318
Testing and Measurementp. 319
Assessmentp. 320
Tracking Student Growthp. 330
Reporting to Parentsp. 332
Distilling the Essence of Assessment and Evaluationp. 334
Technology for Music Instructionp. 337
Technology Available for Teaching Musicp. 339
The Likely Future of Technology for Music Teachingp. 347
Scenariop. 352
Music, Multiculturalism, and Childrenp. 355
Definitionsp. 356
Uncertainties in Teaching New Musical Stylesp. 359
The Musically Competent Teacherp. 360
New Repertoire for Familiar Pedagogiesp. 362
The Aural-Oral Transmission Processp. 363
Curricular Designp. 365
Many Musical Worldsp. 372
Scenariop. 373
Music for Exceptional Childrenp. 377
Who Are Exceptional Children?p. 379
Educating Exceptional Childrenp. 380
Mainstreaming and the Music Classroomp. 381
Inclusion in Musicp. 383
The Music Classroom and Exceptional Childrenp. 385
Mentally Retardedp. 386
Learning Disabledp. 388
Behavior Disorderedp. 390
Sensory Handicapsp. 392
Physical Handicapsp. 394
Gifted and Talentedp. 396
The Joys of Reaching All Childrenp. 398
Scenariop. 398
Music in an Integrated Curriculump. 401
Challenges of Integrating the Curriculump. 403
Integrating Other Arts into the Music Curriculump. 404
Interdisciplinary Curriculum in the Artsp. 404
Shared Curriculum in the Artsp. 405
Models of Integrationp. 414
Creating Valid Connectionsp. 417
Integrating the Arts Processp. 418
The Arts in Social Studiesp. 418
The Arts in Science and Mathp. 420
The Arts and Language Artsp. 422
Reflections on the Integrated Curriculump. 423
Indexp. 427
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