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ERIC Number: EJ835230
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1545-4517
Curriculum Reform: Reclaiming "Music" as Social Praxis
Regelski, Thomas A.
Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, v8 n1 p66-84 Mar 2009
Considered socially, musical values are always relative in practice to the uses and purposes of observers, thus accounting for the variety of meanings and values different people--even experts--derive from the same musical occasion, or the different meanings and values the same person experiences on different occasions. Music education is a "field" within (at least) two different "worlds" of praxis: the "worlds" of "music" and "schooling." The failure of music education as "praxis" to make a pragmatic difference for individuals and society that is "noticeable" and "notable" thus creates a "legitimation crisis." In this essay, the author offers recommendations on praxis-based reform of music education. (Contains 32 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Praxis Series