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Florida International University

Arts and Humanities

2004

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Instrument Choice Of Fifth Grade Boys And Girls Aural And Visual Preference Based On Presentation Mode, Chadwick T. Childers Jun 2004

Instrument Choice Of Fifth Grade Boys And Girls Aural And Visual Preference Based On Presentation Mode, Chadwick T. Childers

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The general purpose of this research was to determine if a lesson including gender will influence the instrument selection process of fifth grade children. Subjects were two homogeneous groups of fifth grade students from Miami, Florida. Each group received a lesson concerning five acoustic musical instruments: the clarinet, flute, saxophone, trumpet, and drums with photos and music excerpts.

The control group did not receive a gender lecture nor did the photographs depict anyone playing the instrument. Overwhelmingly, drums were the instrument of choice in both groups. As a result a second experiment was designed to replicate experiment 1, but drums ...


A Descriptive Study Of The Ratio Of Approval To Disapproval Demonstrated By Music Teachers And Classroom Teachers In First, Second, And Third Grades, Manuel Emilio Brenes Apr 2004

A Descriptive Study Of The Ratio Of Approval To Disapproval Demonstrated By Music Teachers And Classroom Teachers In First, Second, And Third Grades, Manuel Emilio Brenes

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine the approval to disapproval ratios of feedback given by music and classroom teachers to first, second and third grades. Eight teachers from a South Florida Elementary School were selected for this study.

Twelve 20-minute videos were taken for further examination. Analyses of data using percentage formulas were used to determine the ratio of each of the teacher reinforcement. Classroom teachers gave 2.3% social approval feedback, 59% academic approval feedback, 22% social disapproval feedback, 16.5% academic disapproval feedback, and 0% errors. Music teachers gave .7% social approval feedback, 67% academic approval ...