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Reflections Of Pre-Service Teachers On Their Own Teaching Practices, David W. Snyder Jan 2010

Reflections Of Pre-Service Teachers On Their Own Teaching Practices, David W. Snyder

Faculty Publications - Music

The focus of this paper is self-reflection on teaching using video. The excerpts that are used in this paper are taken from the emails of pre-service music teachers at Illinois State University completing their required clinical hours with instrumental students at both the middle school and high school level. Though these teaching episodes were eventually evaluated by the instructor in the areas of teacher presence, classroom management, lesson planning, teaching method, pacing, error detection, pedagogy and assessment, the pre-service teachers received no specific guidelines on how to focus their first reflective comments. The intent was to get a glimpse into ...


Character Development And Social Reconstruction In Music Education At The Turn Of The Twentieth Century, Phillip Hash Sep 2006

Character Development And Social Reconstruction In Music Education At The Turn Of The Twentieth Century, Phillip Hash

Faculty Publications - Music

Educators of the nineteenth century believed that music influenced the will, and thus the character and conduct of human beings. Music instruction during this time was, therefore, used as a tool for shaping the behavior and ideals of young Americans through songs communicating moral and patriotic messages. In the following years, during the Progressive Era (circa 1890s1940s), educators came to value music not for the power of its internal qualities, but rather for the benefits that resulted from engaging in real life musical practices. Consequently, elementary and secondary music curricula expanded to include a greater variety of courses and performing ...


Middle School Band Contest Repertoire In Northern Illinois: Analysis And Recommendations, Phillip Hash Jan 2005

Middle School Band Contest Repertoire In Northern Illinois: Analysis And Recommendations, Phillip Hash

Faculty Publications - Music

The purpose of this study was to provide a description and analysis of repertoire performed at middle school band contests in northern Illinois. Repertoire from 10 Illinois Grade School Music Association--Northern Division district level contests were analyzed in relation to the frequency pieces were performed, dates of publication, publishers represented, and the inclusion of titles on recommended music lists. All contests were held in 2003 and included a mix of urban, suburban, and rural schools. Among the contest programs analyzed, 81 concert bands from 72 schools performed a total of 243 compositions. Results indicated 1) 46.1% of the selections ...


Teaching Instrumental Music To Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Students, Phillip Hash Jan 2003

Teaching Instrumental Music To Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Students, Phillip Hash

Faculty Publications - Music

Many Deaf/Hard of Hearing (D/HH) individuals have successfully participated in instrumental music programs for over 100 years. In spite of proven success, however, many directors are reluctant to involve students with hearing loss in school bands and orchestras. Reasons may include a lack of knowledge regarding the needs and capabilities of these learners, or the fear that D/HH musicians will negatively impact the performance quality of the ensemble. By becoming familiar with the characteristics and abilities of D/HH students, as well as methods for instructing these individuals, music educators will be better prepared to serve this ...