23612, Yeah I'm tawking to you|
Posted by k_orr, Tue Jul-18-00 09:41 AM
>You make the assumption that music
>education programs ONLY use or
>explore classical music,
And up until the push for "diversity" wasn't that the case.
>Music education programs, and all arts
>programs are essential to the
>education of young people (PARTICULARLY
>young people of color) because
>it gives kids OPTIONS and
>ALTERNATIVE ways to interpret curriculum
Interesting perspective. Could you provide some examples?
>To assume that an organization ("high
>culture" or not) is involved
>with young people only to
>"indoctrinate" them to classical music
>is a huge mistake.
what is there motivation then? I know why Nike sponsors the basketball team, and Ford donates a mustang to the senior prom, so why is the "Philharmonic" at Lincoln high?
>education programs and all arts
>education programs in public schools
>can be a wonderful supplement
>to the beauraucratic, "assesment based"
>learning that goes on in
Supplement perhaps, but the real problem with schools lies in the assesment based learning. Actually that's just one of the problems. But we can address those in a later post.
>children use their imagination, their
>creativity, and interpretation skills in
>ways that can help nurture
>talent, improve reading and writing
>skills, the list goes on.
>So please don't make such statements,
>because it really undermines the
>hard work that a lot
>of us do on behalf
>of children. Thanks.
Most people don't know what "you" do. I need to make those statements so that you can educate others.
I am intrigued. Would you say that your org, represents the majority of what is being taught in music classrooms today?