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1 College Entrance Board Report Academic Preparation for College: What Students Need to Know and Be Able to Do (1983)

2 Overview Very supportive of Arts education Six Major Areas of Study English Mathematics Science Social Science Foreign Languages Arts (edweek.org)

3 Why Arts Education? The arts- visual arts, theater, music, and dance- challenge and extend human experience. They provide means of expression that go beyond ordinary speaking and writing. (Abeles 27) The arts- visual arts, theater, music, and dance- challenge and extend human experience. They provide means of expression that go beyond ordinary speaking and writing. (Abeles 27) Preparation in the arts will be valuable to college entrants whatever their intended field of study. The actual practice of the arts can engage the imagination, foster flexible ways of thinking, develop disciplined effort, and build self-confidence. (Abeles 27) Preparation in the arts will be valuable to college entrants whatever their intended field of study. The actual practice of the arts can engage the imagination, foster flexible ways of thinking, develop disciplined effort, and build self-confidence. (Abeles 27) Appreciation of the arts is integral to the understanding of other cultures sought in the study of history, foreign language, and social sciences. (Abeles 27) Appreciation of the arts is integral to the understanding of other cultures sought in the study of history, foreign language, and social sciences. (Abeles 27)

4 Knowledge and Skills Needed The ability to identify and describe- using appropriate vocabulary- various musical forms from different historical periods The ability to identify and describe- using appropriate vocabulary- various musical forms from different historical periods The ability to listen perceptively to music, distinguishing such elements as pitch, rhythm, timbre, and dynamics. The ability to listen perceptively to music, distinguishing such elements as pitch, rhythm, timbre, and dynamics. The ability to read music The ability to read music The ability to evaluate a musical performance The ability to evaluate a musical performance To know how to express themselves by playing an instrument, singing in a group or individually, or composing music. (Abeles 27-28) To know how to express themselves by playing an instrument, singing in a group or individually, or composing music. (Abeles 27-28)

5 Bibliography Abeles, Harold F., Charles R. Hoffer, and Robert H. Klotman. Foundations of Music Education. 2nd ed. New York: Schirmer Books, Abeles, Harold F., Charles R. Hoffer, and Robert H. Klotman. Foundations of Music Education. 2nd ed. New York: Schirmer Books, Excerpts From: Academic Preparation for College: What Students Need To Know and Be Able To Do. 18 May Education Week. 7 Sep Excerpts From: Academic Preparation for College: What Students Need To Know and Be Able To Do. 18 May Education Week. 7 Sep


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