This guide provides resources, terms and techniques to assist students completing the learning module on special needs students for licensure in music education.
Examples of teaching materials will be found in the Curriculum Materials Center in the Education Building. For more information, see CMC website.
You can find more resources in the tabs menu, but below is a short list of some of the top go-to resources for this course.
The key database for education literature is ERIC (linked below.) While you can use any keywords that describe the topic, using the terms that ERIC uses to describe topics (called descriptors) can make a big difference in finding useful articles and other publications. These terms can be identified using the ERIC Thesaurus.
Please note that in order to locate older articles published, scholarly research often requires searching with phrases or words that are now inappropriate, such as "mental retardation."
For legal issues, consider searching:
Combining appropriate legal terms with appropriate terms for special needs students using the AND command will provide more relevant articles, e.g.,
Use the search box below to look for books, videos, journals, and other items held in Randall Library's collections. Note that this search can't be used to find journal articles--for that you'll need to either use a database or go to the library's main search at https://library.uncw.edu/.
Just as the ERIC database uses a controlled vocabulary of search terms to improve the quality of your search, the library catalog uses Library of Congress Subject Headings to indicate the subjects covered by books, media and other cataloged resources.
Instead of music education, subject heading to use are:
Also consider searching:
Also consider searching specific disabilities,
For legal issues in education, use
For culturally responsive teaching, use: