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All Theoried Up and Nowhere to Go

Bennett Reimer

in The Oxford Handbook of Music Education, Volume 2

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199928019
Published online November 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199928019.013.0058

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Music

 All Theoried Up and Nowhere to Go

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This article considers the influence of the National Society for the Study of Education Yearbook, Basic Concepts in Music Education (1958), on the actions of music teachers. The Yearbook strongly influenced emerging scholars working towards a doctorate in music education and searching for substantive ideas that would support their own contributions to their chosen vocation. Research-based efforts in music education have fostered impressive growth in further theory, but had little impact on school programs and practices. Several conditions in music education that support the separation of theory from practice are discussed.

Keywords: music teachers; Basic Concepts in Music Education; National Society for the Study of Education Yearbook; theory; practice

Article.  1522 words. 

Subjects: Music ; Music Education and Pedagogy

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