Date Approved

5-15-1996

Embargo Period

8-31-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Subject Matter Teaching: Music

Department

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math Education

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Levinowitz, Lili

Subject(s)

Education, Elementary--Parent participation; Music--Instruction and study--Juvenile

Disciplines

Elementary Education and Teaching

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to study the effect of parental intervention on the music literacy of children in grades Kindergarten through Third Grade. The problem of the study was to determine if parental remediation at home could have an effect on the music literacy of children as measured through their music aptitude.

The entire population of a Kindergarten through Third Grade school participated in the study. Six classes were excluded for practical reasons. A parent survey was sent home. Some families were randomly asked to participate as the experimental group. At the same time, the Primary Measures of Music Audiation by Edwin Gordon was administered as a pre-test. This was also used at the conclusion of the twelve weeks as a post-test. For all designs, the researcher failed to find statistically significant differences.

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