Seeking the Significance of Music Education: Essays and Reflections by Bennett ReimerSeeking the Significance of Music Education: Essays and Reflections by Bennett Reimer

Seeking the Significance of Music Education: Essays and Reflections

byBennett Reimer

Paperback | June 16, 2009

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Noted music educator Bennett Reimer has selected 24 of his previously published articles from a variety of professional journals spanning the past 50 years. During that time, he's tackled issues such as generating core values for the field of music education; the core in larger societal and educational contexts; what to teach and how to teach it effectively; how we need to educate our teachers; the role of research in our profession; and how to improve our future status. Reimer precedes each essay with background reflections and his position, both professional and personal, on effectively addressing the issue at hand. The opening "Letter to the Reader" presents a valuable overview based on his deeply grounded viewpoint. The entire music education profession will benefit from Reimer's perspective on past, present, and future concerns central to the functioning of music education in Seeking the Significance of Music Education: Essays and Reflections.
Bennett Reimer is the John W. Beattie Professor of Music Education Emeritus at Northwestern University, where he was chair of the Music Education Department and founder and director of the Center for the Study of Education and the Musical Experience, a research group of Ph.D. students and faculty. He is the author and editor of some tw...
Title:Seeking the Significance of Music Education: Essays and ReflectionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:418 pages, 9.08 × 6.13 × 1.02 inPublished:June 16, 2009Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Part I: Our Values as a School Subject Part 2 Establishing Core Values Chapter 3 What Music Cannot Do Chapter 4 Essential and Nonessential Characteristics of Aesthetic Education Chapter 5 The Experience of Profundity in Music Chapter 6 Should There Be a Universal Philosophy of Music Education Chapter 7 Once More with Feeling Part 8 The Core in Larger Contexts Chapter 9 Selfness and Otherness in Experiencing Music of Foreign Cultures Chapter 10 Gender, Feminism, and Aesthetic Education: Discourses of Inclusion and Empowerment Chapter 11 Research and Justification in Arts Education: An Ill-Fated Romance Chapter 12 Artistic Creativity, Ethics, and the Authentic Self Part 13 Part II: Achieving Our Values Part 14 What and How to Teach Chapter 15 Choosing Art for Education: Criteria for Quality Chapter 16 What Is Performing with Understanding? Chapter 17 Merely Listening Chapter 18 Philosophy in the School Music Program Part 19 Educating Our Teachers Chapter 20 An Agenda for Music Teacher Education, Part I, Part II Chapter 21 Avoiding Extremes of Theory and Practice in Music Teacher Education Chapter 22 Toward a Research-Based Foundation for Doctoral Studies in Music Education Part 23 The Role of Research Chapter 24 Toward a More Scientific Approach to Music Education Research Chapter 25 Qualitative Research and the Post-Positivist Mind Chapter 26 New Brain Research on Emotion and Feeling: Dramatic Implications for Music Education Part 27 Part III: Preserving and Enhancing Our Viability Part 28 Our Values in Service of Our Future Chapter 29 Is Musical Performance Worth Saving? Chapter 30 Musical Disenchantment and Reenchantment: The Challenge for Music Education Chapter 31 Music Education for Cultural Empowerment Chapter 32 The Way It Will Be

Editorial Reviews

In this magnificent collection of essays that spans a half century of publication, Bennett Reimer presents some of his most compelling statements on the significance and value of music and music education. His reflections on the essays reveal not only a depth of wisdom and clarity of perspective, but also a personal humility after a life spent grappling with 'intractable questions' related to music education. The book is a rare gift to the profession and will serve as 'the essential Reimer' for years to come.