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Music In Education


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Music In Education

  1. 1. Music In Education Daniel Isbell
  2. 2. The Mozart Effect
  3. 3. Music And Reading <ul><li>Early Phonics Lessons </li></ul><ul><li>-The ABC Song </li></ul><ul><li>-School House Rock (Conjunction Junction) </li></ul><ul><li>-Educational Programming (Sesame Street) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Music And Reading <ul><li>Compare the text in this box with the musical notation beside it and notice the similarities. Both are read left to write and are composed in phrases. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Music And Reading <ul><li>Middle And High School Methods </li></ul><ul><li>-Band students read and summarize music related articles, biographies, and books. </li></ul><ul><li>-Song lyrics are incorporated into reading and poetry lessons. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Music And Mathematics
  7. 7. Music And Mathematics
  8. 8. Music And Mathematics
  9. 9. Music And Mathematics <ul><li>Exposure to fractions and fast paced computation. </li></ul><ul><li>Schools with music programs post impressive gains in math scores. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-A Washington Middle School required 6 th graders to participate in band. Math proficiency rose from 27% to 71% between 1999 and 2003. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Music And History
  11. 11. Music And History <ul><li>Many great historical figures were either musicians or patrons of musicians. </li></ul><ul><li>Music from specific time periods can help students to understand the society better. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Music And History
  13. 13. Music And History <ul><li>Music can be used to teach both broad ideas and specific information to children. </li></ul><ul><li>For older kids, period songs can be brought in to show how writers dealt with the issues of the time. (e.g. troubadours and bards, 60’s folk music) </li></ul>
  14. 14. Music And Achievement
  15. 15. Music And Achievement <ul><li>Academic Growth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-In a 1994 study of over 13,000 students it was found that about 22% were involved in music programs. On average these students scored almost 10% higher in reading, math, history, and science than their non-music peers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- More interesting in this study was that the score was consistent across race and socio-economic boundaries for the music students while the non-music students scores differed according to race and social status. </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Music And Achievement <ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- The same study also found that while the music students made up just over 22% of the group, they accounted for nearly 30% of academic award recipients, honor students, and elected officers. </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Music And Achievement <ul><li>Attendance and Graduation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-Studies in 2006 show that attendance rates for schools with quality music programs are much higher. (93% compared to 85%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Many schools with music programs also feature much higher graduation rates. (90% compared to 73%) </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Music And Achievement <ul><li>USA Today's 2006 Top 20 High School Students list included 12 students who participated in music and the arts. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Source List <ul><li>Henry, Tamara. “Study: Arts education has academic effect.” USA TODAY (May 20, 2002). </li></ul><ul><li>Carter, Warrick L. “Arts a Fundamental Part of Education.” USA TODAY (May 25, 2006). </li></ul><ul><li>Chabris, Christopher, Kenneth Steele. “Prelude or Requiem for the ‘Mozart Effect’?” Nature , Vol. 400 (August 26, 1999), 826-827. </li></ul><ul><li>Morrison, Steven J. “Music Students and Academic Growth.” Music Educators Journal , Vol. 81, Issue 2 (September 1994), 33-36. </li></ul><ul><li>Pierce, Mike. “A Model for Improving Reading Through Music Study in Band and Orchestra.” Reading Teacher , Vol. 53 Issue 8 (May 2000), 649-651. </li></ul>