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Chances, Choices, and Conclusions

Stephanie E. Pitts

in Chances and Choices

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199838752
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199950065 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199838752.003.0007
Chances, Choices, and Conclusions

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Here, the aims of the book are revisited and conclusions drawn about the relevance of this research for educators, policy-makers and researchers. The chapter calls for recognition that the short-term, measurable outcomes of musical learning give only a partial picture of achievement and potential, and that lifelong engagement is a desirable outcome in which school opportunities and encouragement play a decisive role. The research methods are evaluated, along with their possible application across a wider range of musical lives.

Keywords: musical learning; achievement; potential; lifelong engagement; school opportunities; encouragement

Chapter.  6021 words. 

Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis

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