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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000419.txt from 2000/04

From: "Dr. Laroy Borchert" <lborcher@-----.edu>
Subj: Re: [kl] Music Education = Academic Achievement (was Student motivation)
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 15:20:39 -0400

Did MENC support the research or just publish the article? Did MENC do any
of the data collection or was it done by the researcher?

Dr. Laroy Borchert
Professor of Clarinet
Music Department
New Mexico State Univeristy
Las Cruces, NM 88003
(505) 646-3735 (office)

----- Original Message -----
From: BHunter <bhunter@-----.com>
Subject: Re: [kl] Music Education = Academic Achievement (was Student
motivation)

> >Numerous studies have shown increased academic
> >performance by music students. An example:
> >http://www.menc.org/publication/articles/academic/wallick.htm.
>
>
> MENC has a vested interest, not my idea of really impartial collectors of
data.
>
> Numerous studies have shown that numerous studies show exactly what the
funding organization want them to.
>
> What we need is a study from the NCAA, for instance, showing that music
students have increased academic performance relative to athletes. I might
believe _that_ one.
>
> Bruce Hunter
> bhunter@-----.com

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