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ERIC Number: ED121645
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 11
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Music: For the Performers or the Populate.
Laktasic, Stanley
This position paper presents two sides of an unsettled issue in high school music education: whether the purpose of music education programs should be the development of individuals as potential user-consumers or as future performers of music. The placement of students into either of the distinct categories presents an acute instructional problem in music. both the school and/or the individual music teacher's philosophy concerning this issue can determine the course of the music curriculum and methods of instruction. As a result, most music education programs fit students into one category without considering the other. In addition to presenting pro and con arguments of the controversy, the paper can serve as a guide for educators who wish to determine the direction and focus of their music programs. Concomitantly, the paper is intended to stimulate observations and aid in the selection of philosophical, curricular, and instructional aspects of a music program. (Author/JR)
Publication Type: Books
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