A flood of literature

On music education, on school leadership…and it is interesting how issues from my past work find their ways into this current work.  Codependence at the institutional level is firmly engrained.  This has caused me to order a book from my undergraduate days, When Society Becomes an Addict, by Anne Wilson Schaef, PhD.

I recall, back in the late 80s and early 90s, this book made an impact on me.  It allowed me to see myself, my family, my associations, and the institutions with which I was involved as have addicting and codependent characteristics.  Here, 20 years later, I am revisiting this unsuspectingly.

Challenging what “should” be and what could be are often in conflict.  By weeks end, let’s see if there are possibilities – currently as thoughts – which may become action items.

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About mundyviar

Basil Mundy Viar, III, is a newly relocated music teacher in the Palm Springs Unified School District of California, USA. For the past 18 years, he served the students and families within the Mt. Diablo Unified School District. In this role, he discovered the need for a reevaluation of the roles, purposes, and directions of scholastic music in a changing community and in a changing economy. The direction of his doctoral work was largely influenced by this experience. He researches the attitudes, levels of satisfaction, and lifelong learning effects of music training both inside and outside of the traditional school experience, with an eye on the roles that community based organizations may play in this. Prior to his assignment as a public school music teacher, Dr. Viar served as a Program Director for the Blue Devils, an internationally revered youth organization dedicated to performance excellence, also based in Concord, California, USA. During his time with the Blue Devils, the "B" Corps was reinvigorated and performed with renewed excitement, proficiency, and levels of success. Under Dr. Viar's guidance, BDB performed in the 1997 Drum Corps International World Championships in Orlando, Florida, and the 1998 World Marching Band Festival in Kanagawa Prefecture Japan. Basil Mundy Viar, III, is a graduate of the Transformative Inquiry Department at the California Institute of Integral Studies (PhD) in San Francisco, California, USA. He earned a Master of Arts degree in Education from the University of California, Berkeley; Single Subject Teaching Credential from the Bay Area College of Chapman University in Orange, California; and a Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Community and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University of Richmond, Virginia, USA.
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