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ERIC Number: EJ1059290
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1063-2913
Strengthening Music Programs While Avoiding Advocacy Pitfalls
West, Chad; Clauhs, Matthew
Arts Education Policy Review, v116 n2 p57-62 2015
This article examines ways in which music education advocacy efforts have become disconnected from the unified visions and declarations of music educators espoused in the Tanglewood and Housewright declarations and are thus reifying the disconnect between what we value and what we say we value. We first analyze the policies posited by the recently formed Music Education Policy Roundtable and consider several counterarguments. Second, we suggest new directions in music education advocacy by discussing ways to make our programs more culturally relevant and valuable to our schools and communities. Finally, we conclude with a call for our professional organization to take a leadership role in situating the arts as an important element of American public school education by reigniting national aims discussions that lead to liberal and humanistic education policies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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