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Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)



First Advisor

Wilhelmina K. Harbert


During my brief career as an instructor in the Quartermaster School, Camp Lee, Va., in 1945-46, I became interested in the use of audio-visual aids by the Army in teaching soldiers various Army procedures. I was subjected to an Army course in the use of Audio-visual aids, and later I designed visual aids for use in the Quartermaster School. At that time I compared the use of these aids by the Army with the possible use of the aids in music education. When I returned to the College of the Pacific, I enrolled in a summer session course in audio-visual aids which was conducted by Thad Stevens of Oakland, California. This thesis is a result of my interest in this subject; an interest that I intend to retain in my work in music education.

Of specific interest in the presentation of this thesis is the following quotation from the California Administrative Code:

”Institution to be considered for approval to offer the training and to make the recommendation for the kindergarten-primary, general elementary, junior high school, general secondary and junior college credential must, effective July 1, 1947, maintain a course, or the equivalent, of at least two semester-units in value in audio-visual-radio education and require that such course be successfully completed by each applicant for one or another of the credentials listed above.”

As teacher training institutions present courses in the use of audio-visual aids, it is to be expected that the use of these aids will increase in California schools. Music teachers will now be informed in the values of audio-visual education, and many innovations in music education will undoubtedly be presented in the near future.





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