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Title:A Descriptive Study of the Music Programs in Roberto Clemente High School and Selected Feeder Schools as They Relate to Bilingual-Bicultural Education
Author(s):Diaz Cruz, Herminio
Department / Program:Music
Discipline:Music Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Education, Bilingual and Multicultural
Education, Music
Abstract:The purpose of this study was to investigate and describe the music programs and their relationship to the bilingual-bicultural programs at Roberto Clemente High School and selected feeder elementary schools in the city of Chicago. The study was focused on administrative and curricular patterns as they relate to the music offerings for bilingual students in the schools. In addition, the investigator sought to determine the attitudes and opinions of administrators, music teachers, bilingual teachers, students and parents concerning the role of music in the education of bilingual students in the schools involved in the study.
After investigation of several high schools in the middle west having a large representation of Hispanic students, Roberto Clemente High School was selected as the locus for the study because it appeared to have exemplary programs of music education and bilingual-bicultural education. The investigative procedures included extended visitation and observation at the schools, formal and informal interviews with administrators, teachers, and students and the administration of questionnaires to students and parents. The resulting data were tabulated, recorded, analyzed and reported.
The following conclusions resulted from the study: (1)Music plays an important role in the education of the students in the schools investigated and has gained impressive support from administrators, teachers and parents. (2)English speaking teachers have achieved effective rapport with students of limited English speaking ability and highly positive results in the music education programs. (3)A significant factor in the success of the music program at Roberto Clemente High School lies in the close relationship of the program content to the ethnic background of the students. (4)The Roberto Clemente High School Steel Drum Band has played an especially significant role in the education of bilingual students. (5)Participation in musical activities related to the ethnic background of students appears to contribute to the self-esteem and self-confidence of bilingual students at Roberto Clemente High School.
('*)Abstract previously published in Dissertation Abstracts International, Vol. 40, No. 1-A, p. 146-A, July, 1979.
Issue Date:1979
Description:194 p.
Thesis (Educat.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1979.
Other Identifier(s):(UMI)AAI7915340
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-12-14
Date Deposited:1979

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