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Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs

A Label-Free Approach

Second Edition

Alice M. Hammel and Ryan M. Hourigan

Publication Date - July 2017

ISBN: 9780190654689

306 pages
Hardcover
6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $115.00

Description

The Second Edition of Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs offers updated accounts of music educators' experiences, featured as vignettes throughout the book. An accompanying Practical Resource includes lesson plans, worksheets, and games for classroom use. As a practical guide and reference manual, Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs, Second Edition addresses special needs in the broadest possible sense to equip teachers with proven, research-based curricular strategies that are grounded in both best practice and current special education law. Chapters address the full range of topics and issues music educators face, including parental involvement, student anxiety, field trips and performances, and assessment strategies. The book concludes with an updated list of resources, building upon the First Edition's recommendations.

New to this Edition

  • Updated resources and recommendations for outreach
  • New vignettes from music educators
  • Accompanying Practical Resource offers complementary classroom materials, used in conjunction with main text

Features

  • Written by practicing music educators who have years of experience teaching students with special needs
  • Includes updated comprehensive resource section of print and online references and tools
  • Offers practical guidance and insight on the often confusing maze of legislation and policy in special education
  • New classroom vignettes bring the principles and techniques to life with real-world examples
  • Released alongside an accompanying Practical Resource

About the Author(s)

Alice Hammel is a widely known music educator, author, and clinician whose experience in music is extraordinarily diverse. She teaches for James Madison and Virginia Commonwealth Universities in the areas of music education and music theory respectively, and has many years of experience teaching both instrumental and choral music in public and private schools. She has maintained a large, independent flute studio for over 25 years. Her primary goal is to become a better teacher with each passing day.

Ryan Hourigan received the award for Outstanding University Music Educator from the Indiana Music Educators Association. He is the immediate Past Chair of the Students with Exceptionalities Special Research Interest Group for the National Association for Music Education and is a National Workshop leader for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Reviews

"This insightful text provides practical strategies grounded in the latest research. I appreciate each chapter's interesting, thought-provoking discussion questions. Hammel & Hourigan have created a progressive resource which music educators at all levels will find useful." --Ann Marie Stanley, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Music Education, Eastman School of Music

"What a practical resource for the music classroom! This book explains the jargon and provides insight into the humanity and privilege of working with students with special needs. Its many suggestions for adaptations/modifications are invaluable." --Berta Hickox, Elementary Vocal Music Teacher, Halifax Area School District, Halifax, PA

"Hammel & Hourigan have created a manual that provides a pathway to a better understanding of the myriad challenges of students with special needs in the music class, and clearly outlines both the opportunities and challenges music teachers may meet in providing their students a rewarding music experience. This book is a resource, a guide, and a handbook that should find a place of immediate and consistent access on every music teacher's desk." --Don Krudop, D.M.A., Vocal Music Chair, The Visual & Performing Arts Academy at Salem High School, Virginia Beach, VA

"Music educators teaching in early childhood through college settings can benefit from the resources and practical applications in this publication. Hammel & Hourigan provide means for educators to effectively teach ALL learners. Every music educator should own this valuable resource!" --Susan A. Harvey, D.M.A, Assistant Professor of Music, Midwestern State University

"An eminently practical guidebook that equips teachers with proven curricular strategies." --Teaching Music

"A wonderful guide for working with students who have special needs...Incredibly informative and an important resource for any teacher." --American Music Teacher

"Clear, concise, and accessible to music educators...The authors have done an excellent job of presenting their information...The book has a multitude of strengths, and I would highly recommend it for music ecucators at any stage of their careers." --Nancy L. Glen, Music Educators Journal

Table of Contents

    Contents

    PART I THE CURRENT LANDSCAPE OF THE SPECIAL EDUCATION SYSTEM IN THE UNITED STATES

    Chapter 1: Public School Education within a Democracy: An Equal Opportunity for All Students

    Chapter 2: The Current Structure of Special Education in Our Schools: A Brief History of Legislation and Litigation in the United States

    PART II PREPARING TO TEACH MUSIC TO STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

    Chapter 3: Preparing to Teach: Fieldwork and Engagement Opportunities in Special Education for Pre-service and In-service Music Teachers

    Chapter 4: A Resourceful and Pedagogical Approach to Teaching Students with Special Needs

    PART III PRACTICAL CLASSROOM ADAPTATIONS, MODIFICATIONS, AND ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES FOR TEACHING STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS IN THE MUSIC CLASSROOM

    Chapter 5: Developing a Student-centered and Inclusive Classroom

    Chapter 6: Curriculum and Assessment for Students with Special Needs

    Chapter 7: Teaching Strategies for Performers with Special Needs

    Chapter 8: Teaching Music to Students Who Are Intellectually Gifted

    PART IV RESOURCES FOR MUSIC EDUCATORS

    Chapter 9: Resources for Music Teachers and Music Teacher Educators Regarding Teaching Students with Special Needs

    About the Authors
    Index

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