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ERIC Number: EJ939631
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0027-4321
Professional Notes: Brain-Based-Research Music Advocacy
Cole, Katie
Music Educators Journal, v98 n1 p26-29 Sep 2011
In times of difficulty, it is easy to see what many policymakers value. It would seem that many of them view the arts as a noncrucial element of a child's school curriculum. They want to cut music because they do not value music for its own sake, nor can they see how music could possibly help students in math, reading, or science. But what do the scientists say? According to neuroscientists from Harvard, Stanford, and the University of Oregon, policymakers should think twice before cutting arts programs in the schools. This article discusses the cognitive benefits of the arts and suggests some ways of advocating brain-based-research music. (Contains 15 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A