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Master of Arts (M.A.)
Conservatory of Music
The educational progress of pupils is of deep concern to pupils, parents, and teachers alike. If one is teaching in an Indian community, he knows that the teaching of music to such children will require different methods from those used in some other community. Often the pupils have had little or no experience with music. The effective school adjusts its curriculum to the abilities and needs of all pupils.
The general music class in the junior high school is the heart of the music program. The pupil’s growth in musical values is the teacher’s responsibility. The materials and methods of the music teacher cannot be effective unless they are chosen and used with a total picture in mind of the child and his background. Classroom situations must be set up which consider and encompass as well as possible the student’s environment, his personal needs, and his present interests and attitudes.
Ware, Luella Catherine. (1959). Teaching music in the junior high school to the Mono Indians of Madera County, California. University of the Pacific, Thesis. https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/uop_etds/359