Author: Robert Walker
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
Release Date: 2007
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.
Author: Gary E. McPherson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2012-09-13
The two volumes of The Oxford Handbook of Music Education offer a comprehensive overview of the many facets of musical experience, behavior and development in relation to the diverse variety of educational contexts in which they occur. In these volumes, an international list of contributors update and redefine the discipline through fresh and innovative principles and approaches to music learning and teaching.
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.
Author: John Finney
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date: 2007-09-13
This book draws together a range of innovative practices, underpinned by theoretical insight, to clarify musical practices of relevance to the changing nature of schooling and the transformation of music education and addresses a pressing need to provide new ways of thinking about the application of music and technology in schools. The contributors covers a diverse and wide-range of technology, environments and contexts on topics that demonstrate and recognize new possibilities for innovative work in education, exploring teaching strategies and approaches that stimulate different forms of musical experience, meaningful engagement, musical learning, creativity and teacher-learner interactions, responses, monitoring and assessment.
Author: Michael L. Mark
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release Date: 2002
This work offers students a complete overview of key writings on music education, from the ancient Greeks to contemporary American thought, with emphasis on writings from the last 100 years. Designed to complement the standard music pedagogy course, the selections range from Plato's Republic through William Billing's writings on Colonial American Music Education through the 2001 advocacy for music education. In five sections, each part of the book is introduced by a brief essay giving an overview of the material covered and information placing it within the critical context of its day. Individual articles are also prefaced with informative headnotes.
Author: Richard Colwell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2017-03-01
Genre: Education and state
Policy and the Political Life of Music Education is the first book of its kind in the field of Music Education. It offers a far-reaching and innovative outlook, bringing together expert voices who provide a multifaceted and global set of insights into a critical arena for action today: policy. On one hand, the book helps the novice to make sense of what policy is, how it functions, and how it is discussed in various parts of the world; while on the other, it offers the experienced educator a set of critically written analyses that outline the state of the play of music education policy thinking. As policy participation remains largely underexplored in music education, the book helps to clarify to teachers how policy thinking does shape educational action and directly influences the nature, extent, and impact of our programs. The goal is to help readers understand the complexities of policy and to become better skilled in how to think, speak, and act in policy terms. The book provides new ways to understand and therefore imagine policy, approximating it to the lives of educators and highlighting its importance and impact. This is an essential read for anyone interested in change and how to better understand decision-making within music and education. Finally, this book, while aimed at the growth of music educators' knowledge-base regarding policy, also fosters 'open thinking' regarding policy as subject, helping educators straddling arts and education to recognize that policy thinking can offer creative designs for educational change.
Author: Charles Fowler
Release Date: 2016-10-03
Noted music education and arts activist Charles Fowler has inspired music educators. In this book, editor Craig Resta brings together the most important of Fowler's writings from the journal Musical America for new generations of readers. Here, Fowler speaks to many timeless issues including creativity and culture in the classroom, school funding, reform and policy, assessment and pedagogy, and equality and pluralism in music education. The articles are both research-based and practical, and helpful for many of the most important concerns in school-based advocacy and scholarly inquiry today. Resta offers critical commentary with compelling background to these enduring pieces, placing them in a context that clarifies the benefit of their message to music and arts education. Fowler's words speak to all who have a stake in music education: students, teachers, parents, administrators, performers, community members, business leaders, arts advocates, scholars, professors, and researchers alike. Valuing Music in Education is ideal for everyone who understands the critical role of music in schools and society.
Author: Charles Hoffer
Publisher: Waveland Press
Release Date: 2017-04-07
The streamlined Fourth Edition of this widely adopted text introduces prospective school music teachers to the profession of music education by one of the field’s respected senior practitioners. In a warm, approachable style, Hoffer presents a working repertoire of concepts and general information, gets readers thinking about music teaching, and encourages them to examine themselves in terms of their future roles as educators in the field. Introduction to Music Education, 4/E provides a comprehensive, straightforward overview of the field, including its opportunities and its challenges. The text is written for a general music education course that precedes methods courses in which prospective teachers learn techniques for teaching various aspects of music. In addition to Hoffer’s uncluttered discussions of the nature of teaching, teachers, and music, useful chapter components such as questions for discussion and projects are included.
Author: Estelle Ruth Jorgensen
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Release Date: 2011
Estelle R. Jorgensen's latest work is an exploratory look into the ways we practice and represent music education through the metaphors and models that appear in everyday life. These metaphors and models serve as entry points into a deeper understanding of music education that moves beyond literal ways of thinking and doing and allows for a more creative embodiment of musical thought. Seeing the reader as a partner in the creation of meaning, Jorgensen intends for this book to be experienced by, rather than dictated to, the reader. Jorgensen's hope is that the intersections of art and philosophy, and metaphor and model can provide a richer and more imaginative view of music education.
Author: Lee Bartel
Publisher: Canadian Music Educators' Association
Release Date: 2004-09-15
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.
Author: Michael L. Mark
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2013-01-01
CONTEMPORARY MUSIC EDUCATION explores the theory and practice of teaching music by placing it in the broader context of culture and history. This core text offers music education students a practical and rigorous overview of the profession, covering curriculum development, assessment, and advocacy, while examining the changes brought about by technology, social justice movements, and a half-century of educational reforms. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.