ERIC Number: EJ1020044
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Music Education, Isolated or Integrated?
Pitts, Lilla Belle
Music Educators Journal, v100 n1 p59-62 Sep 2013
This address by Lilla Belle Pitts was prepared for a joint symposium session of the convention of the California-Western School Music Conference and the California Secondary School Principals, held in San Francisco, March 1937. The symposium theme was "Music Education in the Secondary Schools." Pitts said in this address that it was especially needful for educators in the music field to clarify their point of view in the light of a more explicit knowledge of the problems confronting secondary education at that time. She contributed to the integration dialogue among educators, by saying that the coming universality of adolescent education in a complex and changing social order demanded new guiding philosophies and consequent changes of objectives, and that those in turn necessitated different organizations and different practices. Pitts argued that music integration was taking the long view of the processes of teaching and learning and holding to them steadily and unswervingly. Music education has to be broad in scope, flexible in operation, and variable in standards of attainment, something for all, with generalized learning preceding specialized knowledge and particularized skills.
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Music Education, Secondary Education, Educational Practices, Educational Change, Music Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
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