Critical Issues in Music Education

The historical contexts of music education -- Music as sociocultural phenomenon : interactions with music education -- Philosophical perspectives of music education -- Meaning and experience : the music learner -- The learner in community - ...

Critical Issues in Music Education

The historical contexts of music education -- Music as sociocultural phenomenon : interactions with music education -- Philosophical perspectives of music education -- Meaning and experience : the music learner -- The learner in community -- Music learning and musical development -- Curriculum -- Assessing music learning -- Methods and approaches -- Choosing music literature -- Music education technology -- Issues facing music teacher education in the 21st century : developing leaders in the field -- The inquiring music teacher -- Framing a professional life : music teacher development through collaboration and leadership.

Issues in Music Teaching

Issues in Music Teaching stimulates critical reflection on a range of topics related to the teaching and learning of music in both the primary and secondary school, including: the place of music in the curriculum the nature of music and ...

Issues in Music Teaching

Issues in Music Teaching stimulates critical reflection on a range of topics related to the teaching and learning of music in both the primary and secondary school, including: the place of music in the curriculum the nature of music and music education ICT and music education music education and individual needs continuity and progression in music education The book prompts the reader to be analytical and critical of theory and practice, and to become an autonomous professional and curriculum developer.

Gender Issues in Scandinavian Music Education

In Chapter 2, “Music, Gender and Social Change: Contemporary Debates, Directions and Challenges”, Cecilia Björck maps central issues regarding gender and social change that are currently discussed in music practice and research.

Gender Issues in Scandinavian Music Education

Gender Issues in Scandinavian Music Education: From Stereotypes to Multiple Possibilities introduces much-needed updates to research and teaching philosophies that envision new ways of considering gender diversity in music education. This volume of essays by Scandinavian contributors looks beyond the dominant Anglo-American lens while confronting a universal need to resist and rethink the gender stereotypes that limit a young person’s musical development. Addressing issues at all levels of music education—from primary and secondary schools to conservatories and universities— topics discussed include: the intersection of social class, sexual orientation, and teachers’ beliefs; gender performance in the music classroom and its effects on genre and instrument choice; hierarchical inequalities reinforced by power and prestige structures; strategies to fulfill curricular aims for equality and justice that meet the diversity of the classroom; and much more! Representing a commitment to developing new practices in music education that subvert gender norms and challenge heteronormativity, Gender Issues in Scandinavian Music Education fills a growing need to broaden the scope of how gender and equality are situated in music education—in Scandinavia and beyond.

Music Education for Changing Times

Based on topics that frame the debate about the future of professional music education, this book explores the issues that music teachers must confront in a rapidly shifting educational landscape.

Music Education for Changing Times

Based on topics that frame the debate about the future of professional music education, this book explores the issues that music teachers must confront in a rapidly shifting educational landscape. The book aims to challenge thought and change minds. It presents a star cast of internationally prominent thinkers in and beyond music education. These thinkers deliberately challenge many time-worn traditions in music education with regard to musicianship, culture and society, leadership, institutions, interdisciplinarity, research and theory, and curriculum. This is the first book to confront these issues in this way. This unique book has emerged from fifteen years of international dialog by The MayDay Group, an organization of more than 250 music educators from over 20 countries who meet yearly to confront issues in music teaching and learning.

Learning to Teach Music in the Secondary School

This new edition has been thoroughly revised to take account of recent changes to the curriculum.

Learning to Teach Music in the Secondary School

This 3rd edition of "Learning to Teach Music in the Secondary School" has been thoroughly revised to take account of the latest initiatives, research and scholarship in the field of music education, and the most recent changes to the curriculum. By focusing on overarching principles, it aims to develop reflective practitioners who will creatively and critically examine their own and others ideas about music education, and the ways in which children learn music. Providing an overview of contemporary issues in music teaching and learning from a range of perspectives, the book focuses on teaching music musically, and enables the reader to: place music education in its historical and social context consider the nature of musical knowledge and how teachers can facilitate their students to learn musically critically analyse the frameworks within which music teachers work develop an understanding of composing, performing and responding to music, as well as key issues such as creativity, individual needs and assessment examine aspects of music beyond the classroom and how effective links can be made between curriculum music and music outside of school. Including a range of case studies, tasks and reflections to help student teachers integrate the theory and practice of music education effectively, this new edition will provide invaluable support, guidance and challenges for teachers at all stages of their careers, as well as being a useful resource for teacher educators in a wide range of settings. "

Debates in Music Teaching

Including carefully annotated further reading and reflective questions to help shape research and writing, this collection stimulates critical and creative thinking in relation to contemporary debates within music education.

Debates in Music Teaching

Debates in Music Teaching encourages student and practising teachers to engage with contemporary issues and developments in music education. It aims to introduce a critical approach to the central concepts and practices that have influenced major interventions and initiatives in music teaching, and supports the development of new ways of looking at ideas around teaching and learning in music. Accessible and comprehensive chapters will stimulate thinking and creativity in relation to theory and practice, and will facilitate readers in reaching their own informed judgements and rationalising their position with deep theoretical knowledge and understanding. Throughout the book, international experts in the field consider key issues including: the justification for music in the school curriculum partnerships in music education and the identity of the music teacher technology and conceptions of musicianship social justice and music education the place of diverse musical genres and traditions in the music curriculum critical thinking and music education autonomy and integrity for music in cross-curricular work the politics, sociology and philosophy of music education. Debates in Music Teaching is for all student and practising teachers interested in furthering their understanding of the subject. Including carefully annotated further reading and reflective questions to help shape research and writing, this collection stimulates critical and creative thinking in relation to contemporary debates within music education.

Visions for Intercultural Music Teacher Education

Such participation can contribute to gaining valuable experience in communicating and operating within an unfamiliar context, facilitating music education in a Muslim culture, and understanding cultural and religious issues and ...

Visions for Intercultural Music Teacher Education

This open access book highlights the importance of visions of alternative futures in music teacher education in a time of increasing societal complexity due to increased diversity. There are policies at every level to counter prejudice, increase opportunities, reduce inequalities, stimulate change in educational systems, and prevent and counter polarization. Foregrounding the intimate connections between music, society and education, this book suggests ways that music teacher education might be an arena for the reflexive contestation of traditions, hierarchies, practices and structures. The visions for intercultural music teacher education offered in this book arise from a variety of practical projects, intercultural collaborations, and cross-national work conducted in music teacher education. The chapters open up new horizons for understanding the tension-fields and possible discomfort that music teacher educators face when becoming change agents. They highlight the importance of collaborations, resilience and perseverance when enacting visions on the program level of higher education institutions, and the need for change in re-imagining music teacher education programs.

Music Education

This is an important work that addresses the complex issues surrounding musical meaning and experience, and the Western traditional justification for including music in education.

Music Education

This is an important work that addresses the complex issues surrounding musical meaning and experience, and the Western traditional justification for including music in education. The chapters in this volume examine the important subjects of tradition, innovation, social change, the music curriculum, music in the twentieth century, social strata, culture and music education, psychology, science and music education, including musical values and education. Additional topics include the origins of mania, aesthetics and musical meaning related to concepts that are well-known to the ancient Greeks and Romans, which are compared to contemporary life. The rise of studies of musical behavior by social psychologists has been an important feature for the last two decades, and the relevance of this development to music education is explored. Articulating the difference between education and entertainment has been central to discussions and debates about the role of music in education since Plato and Aristotle first examined the problem. Many of the questions and issues raised by these two Greek philosophers in ancient Greece about the nature of music and its role in education are highly relevant today, and these are examined in the context of the twenty-first century. The writer stresses that music is a product of specific cultural ways of thinking and doing, and its inclusion in education can only be justified in terms of the importance a particular culture places on its music as a valued art form. The implications for music education are that those teaching music should focus in the ways musicians employ special cultural ways of thinking in their compositions and performance practices, whatever the genre. (Contains 28 illustrations and 2 tables.).

Assessment in Music Education

Identifying Key Issues in Assessment in Music Education David Edmund University of Florida Mary Birkner University of Florida Rebekah Burcham University of Florida Christopher Heffner Lebanon Valley College The papers, posters, ...

Assessment in Music Education


Diverse Methodologies in the Study of Music Teaching and Learning

She teaches undergraduate courses in instrumental music education and graduate courses in current issues and ability-dis/ ability issues in music teaching and learning. Her research interests include discursive practices within the ...

Diverse Methodologies in the Study of Music Teaching and Learning

As a set of studies, Diverse Methodologies represents and reflects the music education research community at a truly unique moment. The collection demonstrates the profession's increased motivation, willingness, and desire to expand and enhance the research base and traditions in the study and practice of music education. This volume is an important addition to the libraries of Colleges of Education and Schools of Music, as well as music scholars and educators, researchers, and graduate students who are concerned with advancing both the scope and quality of research in the study of music teaching and learning.

The Routledge Handbook to Sociology of Music Education

Regarding curriculum development and reform, the standards movement has been one example for challenges to music education worldwide. The question of whose music is taught in schools is another significant issue, raising awareness for ...

The Routledge Handbook to Sociology of Music Education

The Routledge Handbook to Sociology of Music Education is a comprehensive, authoritative and state-of-the-art review of current research in the field. The opening introduction orients the reader to the field, highlights recent developments, and draws together concepts and research methods to be covered. The chapters that follow are written by respected, experienced experts on key issues in their area of specialisation. From separate beginnings in the United States, Europe, and the United Kingdom in the mid-twentieth century, the field of the sociology of music education has and continues to experience rapid and global development. It could be argued that this Handbook marks its coming of age. The Handbook is dedicated to the exclusive and explicit application of sociological constructs and theories to issues such as globalisation, immigration, post-colonialism, inter-generational musicking, socialisation, inclusion, exclusion, hegemony, symbolic violence, and popular culture. Contexts range from formal compulsory schooling to non-formal communal environments to informal music making and listening. The Handbook is aimed at graduate students, researchers and professionals, but will also be a useful text for undergraduate students in music, education, and cultural studies.

Learning to Teach Music in the Secondary School

Debating Education: Issues for the New Millennium? Canterbury: Canterbury Christ Church University College, pp. 118¥122. Philpott, C. (2001) The body and musical literacy, in C. Philpott and C. Plummeridge (eds) Issues in Music Teaching ...

Learning to Teach Music in the Secondary School

This 3rd edition of Learning to Teach Music in the Secondary School has been thoroughly revised to take account of the latest initiatives, research and scholarship in the field of music education, and the most recent changes to the curriculum. By focusing on overarching principles, it aims to develop reflective practitioners who will creatively and critically examine their own and others’ ideas about music education, and the ways in which children learn music. Providing an overview of contemporary issues in music teaching and learning from a range of perspectives, the book focuses on teaching music musically, and enables the reader to: place music education in its historical and social context consider the nature of musical knowledge and how teachers can facilitate their students to learn musically critically analyse the frameworks within which music teachers work develop an understanding of composing, performing and responding to music, as well as key issues such as creativity, individual needs and assessment examine aspects of music beyond the classroom and how effective links can be made between curriculum music and music outside of school. Including a range of case studies, tasks and reflections to help student teachers integrate the theory and practice of music education effectively, this new edition will provide invaluable support, guidance and challenges for teachers at all stages of their careers, as well as being a useful resource for teacher educators in a wide range of settings.

Questioning the Music Education Paradigm

In C Philpott, and C Plummeridge, C (eds), Issues inmusic teaching. Routlodge Palmer, New York. Humphmysjl, May, W, and Nelson, D. (2000) . Research on Music Ensembles. In Colwell, R (2000). The Handbook ofRescarch on Music Teaching and ...

Questioning the Music Education Paradigm

Twenty-three contributors turn a critical lens on the dominant music education paradigm to examine how we teach, what we teach, for what we teach, what is expected of teachers and how we teach them, whom we should be teaching, and the very assumptions and structures of which we base our practice.

Teaching General Music

Teaching General Music offers a panoramic view of general music pedagogy and critical lenses through which to view these frameworks and practices.

Teaching General Music

General music is informed by a variety of teaching approaches and methods. These pedagogical frameworks guide teachers in planning and implementing instruction. Established approaches to teaching general music must be understood, critically examined, and possibly re-imagined for their potential in school and community music education programs. Teaching General Music brings together the top scholars and practitioners in general music education to create a panoramic view of general music pedagogy and to provide critical lenses through which to view these frameworks. The collection includes an examination of the most prevalent approaches to teaching general music, including Dalcroze, Informal Learning, Interdisciplinary, Kodaly, Music Learning Theory, Orff Schulwerk, Social Constructivism, and World Music Pedagogy. In addition, it provides critical analyses of general music and teaching systems, in light of the ways children around the world experience music in their lives. Rather than promoting or advocating for any single approach to teaching music, this book presents the various approaches in conversation with one another. Highlighting the perceived and documented benefits, limits, challenges, and potentials of each, Teaching General Music offers myriad lenses through which to re-read, re-think, and re-practice these approaches. "

Promising Practices in 21st Century Music Teacher Education

Suffice it to say that they are topics and issues current in music education and should be woven into the fabric of music teacher preparation programs. Present Present is the place in the lesson where teachers present the information ...

Promising Practices in 21st Century Music Teacher Education

This book surveys emerging music and education landscapes to present a sampling of the promising practices of music teacher education that may serve as new models for the 21st century. Contributors explore the delicate balance between curriculum and pedagogy, the power structures that influence music education at all levels, the role of contemporary musical practices in teacher education, and the communication challenges that surround institutional change. Models of programs that feature in-school, out-of-school and beyond school contexts, lifespan learning perspectives, active juxtapositions of formal and informal approaches to teaching and learning, student-driven project-based fieldwork, and the purposeful employment of technology and digital media as platforms for authentic music engagement within a contemporary participatory culture are all offered as springboards for innovative practice.

The Oxford Handbook of Assessment Policy and Practice in Music Education

Music education is a conversation. Learners and their teachers pose problems and solve problems together. In music classrooms, this may mean composing and improvising music in styles consistent with who the learners are and the contexts ...

The Oxford Handbook of Assessment Policy and Practice in Music Education

In the music classroom, instructors who hope to receive aid are required to provide data on their classroom programs. Due to the lack of reliable, valid large-scale assessments of student achievement in music, however, music educators in schools that accept funds face a considerable challenge in finding a way to measure student learning in their classrooms. From Australia to Taiwan to the Netherlands, music teachers experience similar struggles in the quest for a definitive assessment resource that can be used by both music educators and researchers. In this two-volume Handbook, contributors from across the globe come together to provide an authority on the assessment, measurement, and evaluation of student learning in music. The Handbook's first volume emphasizes international and theoretical perspectives on music education assessment in the major world regions. This volume also looks at technical aspects of measurement in music, and outlines situations where theoretical foundations can be applied to the development of tests in music. The Handbook's second volume offers a series of practical and US-focused approaches to music education assessment. Chapters address assessment in different types of US classrooms; how to assess specific skills or requirements; and how assessment can be used in tertiary and music teacher education classrooms. Together, both volumes of The Oxford Handbook of Assessment in Music Education pave the way forward for music educators and researchers in the field.

Envisioning Music Teacher Education

“Meeting Old Challenges and New Demands: The Redesign of the Stanford Teacher Education Program,” Issues in Teacher ... “Backgrounds, Teaching Responsibilities, and Motivations of Music Education Candidates Enrolled in Alternative ...

Envisioning Music Teacher Education

This volume will contain selected proceedings from the 2013 Symposium on Music Teacher Education, sponsored by NAfME’s Society for Music Teacher Education and hosted at University of North Carolina.

Sociology and Music Education

To illustrate this, and the flexibility of focus of the approach, we turn to explore a different issue in music education, a key problem highlighted earlier above: teacher confidence, particularly at primary level.

Sociology and Music Education

Sociology and Music Education addresses a pressing need to provide a sociological foundation for understanding music education. The music education community, academic and professional, has become increasingly aware of the need to locate the issues facing music educators within a broader sociological context. This is required both as a means to deeper understanding of the issues themselves and as a means to raising professional consciousness of the macro issues of power and politics by which education is often constrained. The book outlines some introductory concepts in sociology and music education and then draws together seminal theoretical insights with examples from practice with innovative applications of sociological theory to the field of music education. The editor has taken great care to select an international community of experienced researchers and practitioners as contributors who reflect current trends in the sociology of music education in Europe and the UK. The book concludes with an Afterword by Christopher Small.

Music Education and Diversity

... and one compendium of chapters, Cultural Diversity in Music Education (Campbell et al., 2005), that raises challenges while also offering solutions to the practice and theory of world music in educational application.

Music  Education  and Diversity

Music is a powerful means for educating citizens in a multicultural society and meeting many challenges shared by teachers across all subjects and grade levels. By celebrating heritage and promoting intercultural understandings, music can break down barriers between various ethnic, racial, cultural, and language groups within elementary and secondary schools. This book provides important insights for educators in music, the arts, and other subjects on the role that music can play in the curriculum as a powerful bridge to cultural understanding. The author documents key ideas and practices that have influenced current music education, particularly through efforts of ethnomusicologists in collaboration with educators, and examines some of the promises and pitfalls in shaping multicultural education through music. The text highlights World Music Pedagogy as a gateway to studying other cultures as well as the importance of including local music and musicians in the classroom.

Case Studies in Music Education

This edition of Case Studies in Music Education addresses these challenges . New cases address political and social aspects of teaching and offer strategies that present music education in ways that are transformative for both the ...

Case Studies in Music Education