ERIC Number: EJ711960
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 34
Music Education and the Knowledge Economy: Developing Creativity, Strengthening Communities
Jones, Patrick M.
Arts Education Policy Review, v106 n4 p5 Mar-Apr 2005
"Back to Prosperity. A Competitive Agenda for Renewing Pennsylvania" was a shot across the bow for the state. The report's findings and the work of Richard Florida and the Social Impact of the Arts Project--taken together with the rich intellectual movement of music education during the latter half of the twentieth century and the national and state standards for school music--provide guidance to help music educators map a new direction for K-12 music instruction that will not only help improve the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in economic and social terms but also will help schools achieve the stated goal of United States music education, which is to help all Americans realize their creative potential in music. Music education plays a crucial role in the knowledge economy. Music educators must step up to the challenge and not only craft a new vision for school music but also operationalize it in order to meet the needs of all children and strengthen our communities. Although there will be new demands in curriculum design, scheduling, subject matter competence, and technology acquisition, the greatest challenge they face may be overcoming their own paradigms. (Contains 44 endnotes.)
Descriptors: State Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Curriculum Design, Music, Music Teachers, Music Education, Knowledge Level
Heldref Publications, Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation, 1319 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1802. Web site: http://www.heldref.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania