ERIC Number: ED264965
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Becoming Human through Music. The Wesleyan Symposium on the Perspectives of Social Anthropology in the Teaching and Learning of Music (Middletown, Connecticut, August 6-10, 1984).
Music Educators National Conference, Reston, VA.
This symposium focused principally on a transcultural approach to music teaching and learning. After an introductory chapter, contents (1) compare the music and dance of the Hawaiian and Hopi peoples; (2) explore the role of the music teacher in multi-cultural societies; (3) present a pictorial notation designed for the transmission of traditional Polynesian dance, comparing the notation with four alternate pictorial systems; (4) discuss how music making could be better learned in modern industrial society, drawing on the music education practices of the Venda people of South Africa; (5) delineate ethnomusicological principles guiding music education within a museum setting, including examples from Mohave and Mende traditions; (6) contrast learning and teaching in the Blackfoot Indian and Iranian conceptions of music; (7) describe Tshokwe principles of music making; (8) explore ways music-dance and music-dance education might shape consciousness toward an agenda of world peace and justice; (9) examine variables in the transmission of cultural knowledge through performance, as they apply to the Kassena-Nankani and the Mapuche; (10) offer observations about Bulgarian music education, with implications for the western system of music education; (11) briefly describe performances and workshops; and (12) discuss the application of ethnomusicology to music teaching and learning. (RH)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Anthropology, Comparative Analysis, Conferences, Cross Cultural Studies, Dance, Dance Education, Educational Innovation, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Folk Culture, Hawaiians, Hopi, Humanistic Education, Latin American Culture, Mende, Museums, Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wesleyan Univ., Middletown, CT.
Authoring Institution: Music Educators National Conference, Reston, VA.