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
Suggested Keywords for Searching
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.
Please note that in order to locate older articles published, scholarly research often requires searching with phrases or words that are now inappropriate, such as "mental retardation."
SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS
The thesaurus provides a long list of related terms, among them DISABILITIES. This term has many narrower terms associated with it, including
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:
Combining appropriate legal terms with appropriate terms for special needs students using the AND command will provide more relevant articles, e.g.,
The ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) database is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to educational-related literature. 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 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.
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.
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:
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