08:702:576 Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Music Education

The course offers an overview of significant historical and contemporary philosophical positions that have influenced music education, especially as they relate to the purpose of music in education, current curriculum models and theories, and teaching strategies. Much of the course will be devoted to discussion of possible directions for music education based upon past and current paths. Many of the discussions will be rooted in the sometimes-conflicting philosophies presented by Bennett Reimer and David Elliott.