ERIC Number: EJ899836
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
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The Value of Professional Organizations
Madsen, Clifford K.
Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, v29 n1 p3-6 Nov 2010
This article begins with the author's personal experience within The National Association for Music Education (MENC) and stresses the importance of professional organizations by addressing issues that have a consequential benefit to both students and teachers. Additionally, issues are addressed that seem problematic for some individuals within music education concerning extant organizations such as MENC. Specifically, two possible reasons are given for this disenchantment: (a) personal rejection at having one's research not accepted for publication, and (b) voluntary academic segregation caused by the inability to relate across music disciplines. Suggestions are given to remedy this splintering across music specializations combined with strong advocacy for supporting and actively participating in existing professional organizations as opposed to starting new ones.
Descriptors: Music Education, Teacher Associations, Music Teachers, Periodicals, Educational Research, Specialization
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