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ERIC Number: EJ908862
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec-4
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8094
Voices of Resistance, Voices of Transcendence: Musicians as Models of the Poetic--Political Imagination
Baxter, Marsha
International Journal of Education & the Arts, v11 Portrayal 3 Dec 2010
How might songs, like John Lennon's "Imagine" or Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the wind", offer ways to explore alternative ways of being in the world, to challenge the status quo? How might these songs become springboards for original pieces that capture students' ideas about world issues? In this article, I observe what happens when selected strategies from an on-going curricular writing project utilizing a social justice framework are presented to a class of New York City fifth graders. I draw from student-created songs, instrumental compositions, written and video-taped narratives to document ways in which these elementary school students embrace ideals of social responsibility through music-making. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York