ERIC Number: EJ1061205
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
How Can We Change Our Habits if We Don't Talk about Them?
Mantie, Roger; Talbot, Brent C.
Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, v14 n1 p128-153 Apr 2015
For the late nineteenth century pragmatists, habits were of great interest. Habits, and the habit of changing habits, they believed, reflected if not defined human rationality, leading William James to describe habit as "the enormous fly-wheel of society." What the pragmatists did not adequately address (at least for us) is the role of power relations in the process of changing habits. In this article we discuss our experience of attempting to engage critique and reflection on habitual practices in music teacher education, offering the reader an article within an article. That is, we reflect on our failure to publish a critical article in a widely read practitioner journal by sharing the original manuscript and its reviews, with the hope that our experience might shed additional light on social reproduction and efforts aimed at change.
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Power Structure, Teacher Education, Music Teachers, Music Education, Educational Change, Teacher Certification, Publications, Peer Evaluation
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