ERIC Number: ED103905
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Pop Songs: Reflections and Recommendations.
Barbieri, Richard E.
This paper presents a rationale for using popular music in the classroom and provides suggestions for teaching popular music lyrics in the poetry class. The question of whether pop music is an end in itself or a means to understanding traditional literature is also addressed. It is suggested that the teaching of the poetry of rock can be accomplished without neglecting the poetry of poetry, and that teachers can move from pop music to profound music without leaving a negative impression of pop art forms. Suggestions for instructional materials are included and several different approaches to teaching pop music lyrics are presented. (RB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (64th, New Orleans, November 28-30, 1974)