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NC Standard Course of Study

Music is part of the Arts Eduction section.

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Music is part of the Arts Education section
National Association for Music Education

Of particular interest is the collection of lesson plans on this website.

 

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Of particular interest is the collection of lesson plans on this website.

Music Education: Learning Module on Special Needs Students

This guide provides resources, terms and techniques to assist students completing the learning module on special needs students for licensure in music education.

Examples of teaching materials will be found in the Curriculum Materials Center in the Education Building.  For more information, see https://uncw.edu/cmc

Databases

The key database for education literature is ERIC (linked below.) While you can use any keywords that describe the topic, using the terms  that ERIC uses to describe topics (called descriptors) can make a big difference in finding useful articles and other publications.  These terms can be identified using the ERIC Thesaurus.  

  • MUSIC EDUCATION is a descriptor. 
  • SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS is a descriptor.
  • The thesaurus provides a long list of related terms, among them DISABILITIES.  This term has many narrower terms associated with it, including 
    • MENTAL RETARDATION,
    • SEVERE DISABILITIES
      • Narrower terms are listed under each of these, such as DOWN SYNDROME.  The indexers who assign terms tend to assign the most specific term for the article in hand, so you may need to search several synonyms.  These can be combined using the OR command, e.g., MENTAL RETARDATION OR DOWN SYNDROME.

For legal issues, consider searching:

  • EDUCATIONAL LEGISLATION
  • SCHOOL LAW
  • SCHOOL POLICY
  • STUDENT RIGHTS
  • TEACHER RIGHTS

Combining appropriate legal terms with appropriate terms for special needs students using the AND command will provide more relevant articles, e.g.,

  • SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS AND SCHOOL LAW
ERIC provides ready access to education literature to augment American education by increasing and facilitating the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.
ERIC (via U.S. Department of Education)

Citations to articles and reports in education.

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This link to ERIC provides an easy access to the ERIC Thesaurus
Music Index

Featuring digitized content from 1970 to the present, the Music Index contains cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts of articles about music, musicians and the music industry for more than 480 periodicals. It also provides selective coverage for more than 200 periodicals.

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Using the Library Catalog

Just as the ERIC database uses a controlled vocabulary of search terms to improve the quality of your search, the library catalog uses Library of Congress Subject Headings to indicate the subjects covered by books, media and other cataloged resources. 

Instead of music education, subject heading to use are:

  • MUSIC -- INSTRUCTION AND STUDY
  • SCHOOL MUSIC -- INSTRUCTION AND STUDY
  • MUSIC IN EDUCATION
  • [Type of musical composition] -- INSTRUCTION AND STUDY, e.g., INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC -- INSTRUCTION AND STUDY
  • [Musical instrument] -- INSTRUCTION AND STUDY, e.g., PIANO -- INSTRUCTION AND STUDY
  • [Musical groups] -- INSTRUCTION AND STUDY, e.g., BANDS (MUSIC) -- INSTRUCTION AND STUDY

Also consider searching:

  • SPECIAL EDUCATION - MUSIC 
  • CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES  
  • (or for adults and children) PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
  • CHILDREN WITH MENTAL DISABILITIES (or PEOPLE. . .)
  • EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN (a broader topic that also includes gifted children).

Also consider searching specific disabilities,

  • AUTISTIC CHILDREN
  • CEREBRAL PALSIED CHILDEN

For legal issues in education, use 

  • EDUCATIONAL LAW AND LEGISLATION

For legal aspects of Special Education, use 

  • SPECIAL EDUCATION - LAW AND LEGISLATION.

For culturally responsive teaching, use:

  • MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION
  • EDUCATIONAL EQUALIZATION

Lisa Coats

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Lisa
Coats
Humanities Librarian
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RL2055

If you would like to meet with me in person or via Zoom, please fill out this form: https://lib.uncw.edu/coatsl-book

Liaison Librarian to Creative Writing, English, Film Studies, Music, Philosophy and Religion, Theatre, Women's and Gender Studies, World Languages and Cultures

Interlibrary Loan

If we do not have the full-text of the articles, or a book you need, fill out the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) form and request it. This is a free service for students, faculty, and staff. 

ILL page: http://library.uncw.edu/ill

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