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ERIC Number: EJ939632
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0027-4321
Apparently, We Disappeared
Richerme, Lauren Kapalka
Music Educators Journal, v98 n1 p35-40 Sep 2011
An examination of the 2005-2010 online archives of major American network news stations and newspapers reveals a troubling picture for music education. News stories frequently mention the disappearance of music education. When the media mention the existence of music education, they often promote it as a means of raising standardized test scores or "helping" troubled students. In contrast, the facts show that schools continue to value music education. Additionally, while music education may aid brain development, the link between music education and improved test scores remains inconclusive. Music educators should advocate for their programs using a variety of rationales as well as clear, concise language that evokes positive frames. Music educators should also consider focusing on exchanges in addition to advocacy. (Contains 1 table and 44 notes.)
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Language: English
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