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By Siglind Bruhn

Those new essays written particularly for this quantity discover some of the elements of Olivier Messiaen's spiritually dedicated musical language, drawing on his personal comments in subheadings and prefaces, his biblical and theological citations, his allusions to works of visible paintings, and at the language spoken at once by means of the musical tropes themselves.

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This attitude toward race is problematic, according to Gloria Ladson-Billings (1994): Given the significance of race and color in American society, it is impossible to believe that a classroom teacher does not notice the race and ethnicity of the children she is teaching. Further, by claiming not to notice, the teacher is saying that she is dismissing one of the most salient features of the child’s identity and that she does not account for it in her curricular planning and instruction.  . If teachers pretend not to see students’ racial and ethnic differences, they are limited in their ability to meet their educational needs.

Victoria In my program, we spend a lot of time together after school. We do fundraising, and I work with the children on the weekends. I also take some time for socializing with them and doing leadership training. Everybody also has to say hello to me when they come in the room every day. So, I spend a lot of one-on-one time with my students. I’ll have small groups of leaders and officers over to my house, where we’ll watch a leadership development video together. I do depend on them. I think that’s one of the things that music does—we have our students at least one, two, three, or four years.

Even the most disillusioned and hardened of teachers will usually admit to entering the profession because he or she loved working with children through music. ). In so doing, we are often pulled away from the single most important focus of our profession: that of improving and enriching the lives of young people through music. A teacher must have a fundamental understanding of each student’s background, family of origin, culture, and particular strengths, weaknesses, and interests if he or she is to be successful.

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