MUSIC IN CHILDHOOD: FROM PRESCHOOL THROUGH THE ELEMENTARY GRADES presents contemporary theories and practices of music education, including strategies for developing pitch, vocal, rhythmic, instrumental, listening, movement, and creative responses in children. The text uses practical strategies, imaginative scenarios, and comprehensive examples from worldwide musical resources, helping to inspire the best possible teaching methods. Numerous lesson plans and educational materials, review questions, critical-thinking questions, projects, and references are found throughout the text to prepare students for their teaching career. In addition, new video segments show students in actual classroom settings, providing them with real-life examples of how key concepts are utilized in class. The text combines research and practical knowledge to give students an effective overview of teaching music in a classroom setting.
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Table of Contents
Part I: THE MUSICAL CHILD.
1. Multiple Meanings of Music for Children.
2. From Theory to Practice in Teaching Music to Children.
3. Methods of Teaching Music to Children.
4. The Singing Child.
5. Pitch and the Child.
6. The Moving Child.
7. Rhythm and the Child.
8. The Playing Child.
9. The Listening Child.
10. The Creating Child.
Part II: THE FACILITATING TEACHER.
11. Motivation and Management.
12. Curriculum Design.
13. Assessment and Evaluation.
14. Music in an Integrated Curriculum.
15. Music, Children, and Cultural Diversity.
16. Music for Exceptional Children.