Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Music

First Advisor's Name

Michael Wagner

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Orlando Jacinto Garcia

Third Advisor's Name

John Augenblick

Date of Defense

4-16-2004

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the approval to disapproval ratios of feedback given by music and classroom teachers to first, second and third grades. Eight teachers from a South Florida Elementary School were selected for this study.

Twelve 20-minute videos were taken for further examination. Analyses of data using percentage formulas were used to determine the ratio of each of the teacher reinforcement. Classroom teachers gave 2.3% social approval feedback, 59% academic approval feedback, 22% social disapproval feedback, 16.5% academic disapproval feedback, and 0% errors. Music teachers gave .7% social approval feedback, 67% academic approval feedback, 22% social disapproval feedback, 10% academic disapproval feedback, and 0% errors. Today's teachers are 8% more academically approving than thirty years ago. Results also show that today's music teachers are still more approving than classroom teachers.

Identifier

FI14051831

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