Development and evaluation of Evaluating primary music, a handbook on evaluation of primary music

Wicks, Rhonda Louise (1988) Development and evaluation of Evaluating primary music, a handbook on evaluation of primary music. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The writer while employed as a coordinator was made conscious of the need to evaluate pupil progress in music and of the difficulties music teachers encounter in attempting to implement evaluation procedures in the classroom. In order to assist teachers in organization and management of evaluation procedures the writer determined that a thorough study of current practices and needs in evaluation was required in order to address the problem meaningfully for teachers. It was intended that such a study would provide direction for development of a resource that would assist teachers with implementation of effective evaluation procedures. -- A review of literature pertaining to music and educational evaluation is included in Chapter II. The writer presented the literature in three sections to provide a basis for presentation of the concept of evaluation and its application in music education. -- The first section of this chapter presents an historical overview of educational evaluation outlining the growth of understanding and perception of educational evaluation. -- The second section of Chapter II focuses on the main approaches currently being employed in music education programs. Attention is directed primarily toward the methodologies associated with Carl Orff and Zoltan Kodaly, which are considered by the writer to be the most influential methodologies affecting current primary music education programs. -- The final section of Chapter II highlights literature concerned with evaluation of music. -- Chapter III describes the procedures followed to determine current practices and needs in evaluation of primary music; the direction taken to address the needs identified, and; the evaluation procedures implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of the direction taken. -- Chapter IV provides an analysis of the data gathered by the study. -- The final chapter summarizes the study by outlining the needs identified, procedures followed, findings, implications of findings, and recommendations. Teachers reinforced the need to develop evaluation procedures which would provide information on pupil progress and assist them in implementing more effective instructional strategies. In order to assist with the organizing and managing of evaluation, a handbook was developed and presented. The writer realized that development of effective evaluation procedures would be an ongoing process that would evolve through continued attention to and study of the area. However, the handbook was perceived to be a beginning step in the evolution of increased understanding of the process and concept of educational evaluation and of more effective procedures in the field.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/5015
Item ID: 5015
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 91-93.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1988
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Music--Instruction and study--Juvenile

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