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Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Kendra, Melanie A.
Author's Email Address mkendra@vt.edu, kendraj@erols.com, tjsmith@vt.edu
URN etd-05162000-11190037
Title An Exploration of Musical Intelligence
Degree Master of Science
Department Human Development
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Sawyers, Janet K. Committee Chair
Benson, Mark J. Committee Member
Burnsed, C. Vernon Committee Member
Keywords
  • education
  • music
  • elementary age children
Date of Defense 2000-05-10
Availability unrestricted
Abstract

This study explored the meaning teachers and children in an elementary school setting

make of music. This study utilized an adapted version of Thomas Armstrong’s musical

intelligence checklist, as well as additional questions probing both teachers and children to relate

their past and present experiences with music and how they are musically intelligent. This study

was conducted with two third grade classes and two fifth grade classes, with the researcher

spending one class period with each group. Implications for how music is affecting elementary

students, as well as the meaning it holds for teachers, were discussed. In addition,

recommendations for future study of music in early education were made.

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