ERIC Number: EJ1074248
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
Towards Cultural Responsiveness in Music Instruction with Black Detained Youth: An Analytic Autoethnography
Thompson, Jason D.
Music Education Research, v17 n4 p421-436 2015
There is an increased interest in music instruction and research with incarcerated populations. Amid this attention is a need to learn more about how music teachers develop competencies for working with juvenile offenders and navigate this unfamiliar context, how they come to learn more about culturally diverse music, and how they become aware of cultural influences. Although the body of literature on music instruction within correctional settings continues to grow, more examples of a teacher's personal journey towards cultural responsiveness in correctional facilities is warranted. Using a framework for cultural responsiveness attributed to Ladson-Billings, this analytic auto ethnographic research highlights the author's personal journey towards becoming culturally responsive to Black youth detained in the criminal court system in Chicago, IL. Qualitative data collected for two years were analysed for emergent themes related to achieving musical success, validating cultural competence, and developing critical consciousness. Findings support previous research about the influence that culture may have on music teaching and learning.
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Juvenile Justice, Cultural Influences, Correctional Institutions, Guidelines, Ethnography, African Americans, Qualitative Research, Courts, Music Education, Music, Institutionalized Persons, Consciousness Raising, Culturally Relevant Education, Observation
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois