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Title:An Analysis of the Achievement Patterns of High School Students Who Participate in Instrumental Music and Those Who Do Not Participate in Instrumental Music
Author(s):Underwood, Evelyn Burnett
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Arlette Ingram Willis
Department / Program:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Education, Secondary
Abstract:For a number of years, music and music education have been viewed by some as a frill in public schools. In times of budget cut, music has been the first program on the "chopping block" so that mathematics, science, computer curricula, and special programs could be strengthened and fully funded. Until recent research about music and the brain, there has been little research linking music and academic achievement, and even less about instrumental music and student academic achievement. As a result of this recent research, there is increasing support of music and music education. Music is no longer forced to justify its existence as a part of the school curriculum. This study examined whether there is a significant difference in achievement patterns of students who participate in instrumental music and those who do not participate in instrumental music, and found that participation in instrumental music makes a difference. The achievement performance of students who participate in instrumental music is greater than the achievement performance of students who do not participate in instrumental music.
Issue Date:2000
Description:172 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9971212
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2000

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