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ERIC Number: EJ939638
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0027-4321
Music Education for Life: Building Inclusive, Effective Twenty-First-Century Music Programs
Shuler, Scott C.
Music Educators Journal, v98 n1 p8-13 Sep 2011
This article outlines how to make music programs more inclusive and therefore enable music teachers to compete more effectively for enrollment. Fortunately, music affords teachers many compelling options to win the hearts and minds of students, and thereby to create a more musically literate and supportive public. The author suggests that music teachers and communities should assess the success of programs on at least three key criteria: (1) Achievement--the scope and depth of what students learn; (2) Participation--how many students benefit from music classes; and (3) Impact--whether participating students are motivated and empowered to continue their musical involvement after moving to the next level. (Contains 1 figure and 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A