Term of Award
Doctor of Education in Curriculum Studies (Ed.D.)
Document Type and Release Option
Dissertation (open access)
Department of Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading
John A. Weaver
Committee Member 1
Ming Fang He
Committee Member 2
Committee Member 3
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This study explored the possibility of incorporating popular music into the curriculum in order to increase student motivation in a time of standardization. As a classroom teacher, I have witnessed students, time after time become uninterested in the present curriculum. I was curious to find out if by incorporating popular music into the lessons of teachers, students would be more apt to learn in school. Cultural inquiry was used as the main method to guide the collection and analysis of the information from the participants through a cultural studies theoretical framework.
Dasher, Shannon Flatt, "It'S Time to Face The Music: Singing the Praises of Popular Music in Today's Curriculum" (2008). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 486.