Froehlich, Hildegard C.

Dr. Hildegard C. Froehlich is a Professor Emeritus in the College of Music at the University of North Texas. She received her Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Texas at Austin.

Social Theory for Music Education: Symbolic Interactionism in Music Learning and Teaching
2015 1-4955-0302-X
This book employs the lens of interactionism to explore and explain the field of music education as an empowering area of professional pursuit. Personal vignettes, stories by others, and relevant scholarly literature from several fields are used to demonstrate how awareness of the symbolizing power behind communicative acts of teaching, learning, performing, writing, conducting research (or doing all of the above) can turn interactions that may be perceived as communicative barriers into opportunities for pro-active discourse.