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|Other Titles:||The Major Backstage Planner Who Develops Unrealized Musical Potential of Indigenous Students: Principal Zai-Xing Chen|
National Taiwan Normal University Special Education Center
This study aims to investigate how Principal Chen developed indigenous students’ unrealized musical potential. Qualitative research methods including interviews with Principal Chen, his colleagues and his students as well as the review of related documents were used. The inductive analysis revealed the following major results: (1) During his Junior Teacher College days, Principal Chen developed his musical potentials and established the belief: Education is not omnipotent, but will open the door to infinite possibilities. (2) When he was an elementary school teacher and director of student affairs, he organized and trained indigenous musical groups. He adapted indigenous songs for choir or instrumental ensemble, and learned how to play traditional Paiwan mouth-and-nose flute. Additionally, he collected and recorded ancient indigenous songs. (3) When he was an elementary school principal, he secured financial support to build a stage, discovered local talented people and nurtured them to collect, record, and perform indigenous songs. He developed the school-based curriculum focusing on music, and published indigenous students’ albums. Both indigenous students and adults, who have been influenced by Principal Chen and his teams, are proud of singing indigenous songs, thus rebuilding their self-confidence and sharing their songs with people at home and abroad.
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