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A Message for New Teachers


by Oleta A. Benn 1958

You who have read the preceding chapters must already know the nature of that idea. For those who prefer to read last chapters first, the idea was to seek anew the answers to a few questions which seem basic to the work of educating children in music. In their briefest form, the questions were simply, "Why?" "What?" and "For whom?" The question "How?" was not deliberately disregarded, but, until the others were answered, it seemed that "How?" could not even be asked. It was obvious that the quest must lead into the fields of philosophy, psychology, and sociology, as well as to our own fields of aesthetics and music education. The result is this book which you now hold, each chapter of which represents its author's most thoughtful and penetrating answer to those original questions of "Why?" "What?" and "For whom?"


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 57, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 59 Number 9, 1958, p. 339-355
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19988, Date Accessed: 12/11/2017 5:35:29 PM

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