ERIC Number: EJ703307
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May-1
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Educate Our Advocates!
Burton, Suzanne L.
Music Educators Journal, v90 n5 p17 May 2004
Teaching parents, colleagues, and community members what happens in music programs is one way to encourage them to more actively support music education. Impressions of music education are often formed in a performance-based context. What people see at a performance--the band playing expressively in tune and in time, the lovely blending and versatility of the voices of students in the choir, or children staging a Zulu tribal song while performing an authentic dance and playing authentic instruments--is really the end product of the musicians efforts. By educating the community about what is done in music class and how important music education programs are to all students, a stronger foundation of support can be built. This may be accomplished by creating educational opportunities for some of the most-needed advocates: administrators, teachers, parents, and students. This article offers suggestions on advocating for music education. Contains 5 notes.
Descriptors: Musicians, Music, Educational Opportunities, Music Activities, Music Education, Advocacy, Administrators, Parents, Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: Community; Parents; Students; Teachers
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Reading)