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EXPLORING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MUSIC PARTICIPATION ON MATH SCORES AND HIGH SCHOOL RETENTION

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2011
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"If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music... I get most joy in life out of music." -Albert Einstein In the spirit of recent legislation, educational leaders are in search of ways to ensure a quality education for all students in America, vowing to leave no child behind. Unfortunate-ly, most of the rhetoric surrounding quality in education fails to acknowledge the impact of the arts in standards-based reform initiatives. In fact, some school districts have discussed cutting the arts entirely from the curriculum. The purpose of this study is threefold: (1) to ex-amine the impact of music education on high school students' achievement in mathematics, and (2) to examine the relationship between schools with music programs and their gradua-tion rates, (3) to explore the personal impact of music participation through auto-ethnographic study. The results of this study revealed that participation in a music program can have a positive impact on mathematics retention of high school students. This study revealed information about the need for student participation in order to make a clear determination. However, the auto-ethnography shows a clear example of the impact music can have on student academic success.
Title: EXPLORING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MUSIC PARTICIPATION ON MATH SCORES AND HIGH SCHOOL RETENTION.
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Name(s): Halperin, Marin, Author
Goodman, Constance, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2011
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: "If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music... I get most joy in life out of music." -Albert Einstein In the spirit of recent legislation, educational leaders are in search of ways to ensure a quality education for all students in America, vowing to leave no child behind. Unfortunate-ly, most of the rhetoric surrounding quality in education fails to acknowledge the impact of the arts in standards-based reform initiatives. In fact, some school districts have discussed cutting the arts entirely from the curriculum. The purpose of this study is threefold: (1) to ex-amine the impact of music education on high school students' achievement in mathematics, and (2) to examine the relationship between schools with music programs and their gradua-tion rates, (3) to explore the personal impact of music participation through auto-ethnographic study. The results of this study revealed that participation in a music program can have a positive impact on mathematics retention of high school students. This study revealed information about the need for student participation in order to make a clear determination. However, the auto-ethnography shows a clear example of the impact music can have on student academic success.
Identifier: CFH0004111 (IID), ucf:44869 (fedora)
Note(s): 2011-12-01
B.S.
Education, School of Teaching, Learning and Leadership
Bachelors
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Subject(s): Music
Participation
Math
Scores
High School
Retention
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFH0004111
Restrictions on Access: public
Host Institution: UCF

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