Dominican University of California
 

Location

Guzman 104, Dominican University of California

Start Date

4-20-2017 4:40 PM

End Date

4-20-2017 4:55 PM

Department

Education

Student Type

Graduate

Faculty Mentor

Madalienne Peters, Ed.D.

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

Though extensive studies exist regarding the use of the arts in general education settings, a comparable amount of research is still needed to support the need for the use of the arts in special education settings. This research project investigated how a once a week music class impacted 3rd-5th grade students with mild to moderate disabilities in developing their academic, social and behavioral goals as identified in their Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). This qualitative research study utilized multiple data forms, including classroom observations of both music and non-music instruction and interviews with teachers, artists, and parents throughout the course of a nine-week music program. Based upon development of participant IEP goals, preliminary findings show evidence that the use of art in the special education classroom is beneficial to special education students.

Keywords: music education, special education, students with mild to moderate disabilities, academic performance, social performance

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The Benefits of Music Education in the Mild to Moderate Special Education Classroom, Grades 3-5

Guzman 104, Dominican University of California

Though extensive studies exist regarding the use of the arts in general education settings, a comparable amount of research is still needed to support the need for the use of the arts in special education settings. This research project investigated how a once a week music class impacted 3rd-5th grade students with mild to moderate disabilities in developing their academic, social and behavioral goals as identified in their Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). This qualitative research study utilized multiple data forms, including classroom observations of both music and non-music instruction and interviews with teachers, artists, and parents throughout the course of a nine-week music program. Based upon development of participant IEP goals, preliminary findings show evidence that the use of art in the special education classroom is beneficial to special education students.

Keywords: music education, special education, students with mild to moderate disabilities, academic performance, social performance