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ERIC Number: EJ892805
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1063-5734
Reflecting on the Rationales for String Study in Schools
Brenner, Brenda
Philosophy of Music Education Review, v18 n1 p45-64 Spr 2010
This essay will address the question of the value of string education by first examining arguments offered on behalf of string education in schools, and noting their somewhat mixed value. Then a set of arguments will be presented that may have greater promise. The focal point will be the establishment of excellence in string teaching and playing. When public school string programs are of the highest quality, they produce the kinds of musical outcomes that will draw strong support from students, communities, and administrators. While string programs should always have strong advocacy arguments at their disposal, these arguments should be balanced by a high level of musicianship and musicality in the public schools which will in turn draw fine teachers and students to string education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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