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ERIC Number: EJ773611
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1063-2913
Understanding the Ties that Bind and the Possibilities for Change
Teachout, David J.
Arts Education Policy Review, v108 n6 p19-32 Jul-Aug 2007
The author describes how contemporary music education at the secondary level has fallen short of Dr. Charles Leonhard's vision for developing musical understanding and musical responsiveness in all students and cites several historical events as pivotal in promoting the profession's current path. The author then challenges this generalization by describing the professional practices of a forward-thinking high school band director who epitomizes Leonhard's ideal of a music teacher and serves as a model for professional dispositions. The author also offers social interaction theory as a promising foundation on which to assemble a music teacher education program capable of producing teachers with dispositions that serve the highest goals of the music education profession. (Contains 2 tables and 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A