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Soft Boundaries

Author: Claire Janice Detels
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780897896665
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American education in the arts and aesthetics has been harmed by the late 20th-century "hard-boundaried" approach, which overvalues specialization and discourages integrated, interdisciplinary approaches to understanding history, theory, and practice in all the arts. Detels analyzes this marginalization of the arts and aesthetics in American education and suggests that a widespread interdisciplinary integration of the arts is essential in order to provide students with necessary communication and interpretation skills the future.

Strong Arts Strong Schools

Author: Charles B. Fowler
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195148336
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Eighteen essays by an expert on arts education demonstrate the usefulness and importance of the arts in sparking students' creativity and thinking skills and offer specific recommendations for restoring and paying for the arts in the public schools. IP.

Cultivating Demand For The Arts

Author: Laura Zakaras
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833046373
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What does it mean to cultivate demand for the arts? Why is it important and necessary to do so? What can state arts agencies and other arts and education policymakers do to make it happen? The authors set out a framework for thinking about supply and demand in the arts and identify the roles that different factors, particularly arts learning, play in increasing demand for the arts.

Transforming Music Education

Author: Estelle R. Jorgensen
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253109583
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"Brilliant... important reading for those who teach music, who write the curricular plans for teaching it, and who guide prospective teachers to the profession.... It is a must-read, for it awakens thoughts about why we teach and how." -- Patricia Shehan Campbell This quintet of essays examines the reasons why music education should be transformed, investigates the nature of education and musical transformation, and suggests alternative educational models and strategies. Estelle Jorgensen frames her argument for new approaches against the backdrop of historical musical and educational practice and draws on literature from various fields. Transforming Music Education is addressed to current and future music teachers, those who train them, and all who are interested in revolutionizing music education.

The Art Of Teaching Music

Author: Estelle Ruth Jorgensen
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253219639
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A veteran teacher's practical approach to music education


Author: David Carrier
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Pr
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'Artwriting' is concerned with texts of recent art critics. The analysis draws on Arhtur Danto's theory of interpretation and upon three connected conceptual points.

Philosophy Looks At The Arts

Author: Joseph Margolis
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9780877224402
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The first edition of this widely used anthology offered a needed introduction to a new analytic aesthetics which has in the intervening years become even more influential. This new, revised and expanded edition has been designed by one of the leaders of the field to help define the structure of current aesthetics. Of the 24 articles included more than half are new to this edition. The new edition emphasizes opposing currents in aesthetics with contributions from the most active and influential writers in the field. It is a basic book for any library and is designed to provide both undergraduate and graduate students with a professional orientation in aesthetics. Author note: Joseph Margolis is Professor of Philosophy at Temple University. He is the author or editor of twelve other books as well as numerous articles.