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ERIC Number: ED264965
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 141
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: 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)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Wesleyan Univ., Middletown, CT.
Authoring Institution: Music Educators National Conference, Reston, VA.