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ERIC Number: EJ1073500
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0265-0517
Creating a Musical World in the Classroom: Application of a Bourdieuan Approach towards Understanding Teacher Practice
Stakelum, Mary
British Journal of Music Education, v25 n1 p91-102 Mar 2008
Whilst a rationale for the content and organisation of knowledge in a standardised curriculum may be clearly articulated at official policy level, factors may come to bear on a teacher operating at a local level which may work against the successful implementation of the curriculum on the ground. Drawing on a Bourdieuan notion of cultural field, "habitus" and cultural capital to examine commonality and difference in teacher practice in an Irish primary school context, the paper reports on a study which highlights the role played by formative experiences in shaping the responses of primary teachers to performance and music literacy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ireland
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A