ERIC Number: ED353159
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Doubt in Aesthetic Education as a Complete Rationale for School Music: A Sociological Perspective.
Roberts, Brian A.
Music educators for too long have relied upon "aesthetic education" as the sole rationale for including music in the overall curriculum. Music education is really about music making; it is a social process that is of value because it helps students learn about discipline, attachment to social groups, and autonomy. Music educators must provide concrete, defensible rationales to curriculum planners as to why their discipline should be included in the curriculum. This inclusion must be grounded in the values of music as they apply to the goals of the school and education as well as the goals of the music itself. A list of 29 references is included. (DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: An earlier version of this paper was presented in German to the Annual Symposium of the Internationale Gesellshaft fur Polyasthetische Erzienhung (8th, Austria, 1989).