M.A. in Special Education
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Kuder, S. Jay
Learning disabled children--Education; Music--Instruction and study--Juvenile
Special Education and Teaching
The purpose of this study is to examine and support the premise that participation in a school instrumental music program can affect a student's self-esteem and academic achievement. I will review existing literature, applicable studies, and articles to support my proposal. The sample size is composed of ten students with special needs, nine are classified learning disabled and one is classified learning disabled with autism. The measurement instrument will be a survey questionnaire. Participants will be teachers in my district. Study results indicate that most Regular Education and Special Education teachers measured agree that music education can and does affect a student's academic achievement and self-esteem. Additionally, most Regular Education and Special Education teachers agree that participation in extra-curricular activities also affect a student's self-esteem and academic achievement. Conversely most teachers agree that a student's participation in music integrated into the classroom curriculum does not assist with their work completion.
Surrency, Tony E., "The effect of music in education on self-esteem and academic achievement in students with special needs" (2001). Theses and Dissertations. 1607.