Type of Document Dissertation Author Figgers, Michael S. URN etd-09212003-200701 Title A Description Of How Teacher Behaviors, School Funding, And Teacher Training Influence The Inclusion Of World Music In Middle School Choral Curricula Degree Doctor of Philosophy Department Music, School of Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Judy K. Bowers Committee Chair André J. Thomas Committee Member Clifford K. Madsen Committee Member Kimberly VanWeelden Committee Member Maxine L. Montgomery Committee Member Keywords
- Florida Middle School Choral Directors
- Teaching World Music
Date of Defense 2003-08-02 Availability unrestricted AbstractThe purpose of the study was to investigate whether or not Florida middle school choral directors included world music in their choral programs.
For directors who did not include it, the study sought to determine if curricula goals, school funding, or teacher training were factors that influenced their decisions not to include it.
Results of the study revealed the majority of Florida middle school choral directors included world music in their choral programs. A significant relationship was found between choral directors’ who exhibited behaviors that
suggested they valued world music and those who included it in their choral programs. Further findings indicated that there was a significant relationship between choral budget size and world music purchasing.
However, outcomes revealed no significant relationship between years of teaching experience and adequate teacher training to teach world music. Also, there was no significant relationship between directors’ self-evaluation of
their training and their programming world music for performance. Furthermore, there was no relationship between directors who programmed
world music and adequate teacher training.
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