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ERIC Number: EJ1034799
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: EISSN-1545-4517
Mayday! Mayday! Help Me if You Can, I'm Feeling Down: "The Best Lack All Conviction, While the Worst Are Full of Passionate Intensity"
Grimmett, Peter P.
Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, v13 n2 p5-29 Jun 2014
This article grapples with the relationship between curriculum theory and teacher education. Using Yeat's poem, "The Second Coming," I characterize three periods of teacher education in North America, suggesting we are now on the brink of a fourth period. My premise is that teacher education is central to a Faculty of Education. Take away teacher education and you have precipitated the demise of the Faculty. Central to teacher education is curriculum theory. Take away curriculum theory, and you have precipitated the dissolution of teacher education. Hence, as we approach a new and unknown era in music teacher education, we need curriculum theory to evoke spots in time whence our minds are nourished and invisibly repaired.
MayDay Group. Brandon University School of Music, 270 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 6A9, Canada. Tel: 204-571-8990; Fax: 204-727-7318; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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