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ERIC Number: EJ1013913
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1545-4517
MayDay Colloquium 23: The End(s) of Music Education? A Call for Re-Visioning
Bates, Vincent C.
Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, v12 n1 p1-6 April 2013
In the summer of 2011 (June 16-19), the MayDay Group met in Salt Lake City, Utah (USA) for MayDay Colloquium 23, with presentations and discussions on the theme,"The End(s) of Music Education? A Call for Re-Visioning": In a time of rapidly changing political processes, power relations, and policies, music educators are challenged to re-examine the taken-for-granted, the status quo, the longheld aims, means, traditions, and ends of music education. The end of history (Francis Fukuyama), the end of art (Arthur Danto, Donald Kuspit), and the end of aesthetic experience (Richard Shusterman) have all been pronounced in recent years. Yet these claims, rather than announcing doomsday, argue for (or for the need for) renewal and re-visioning, for new ends, conceptions and practices and, consequently, for new and newly effective directions, values and benefits. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Utah
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