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ERIC Number: EJ1096040
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-4517
Music Educators' Expertise and Mandate: Who Decides, Based on What?
Angelo, Elin
Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, v15 n2 p178-203 Mar 2016
Who should define music educators' expertise and mandate, and on what basis? Is this for example individual music educators, diverse collectives, employment institutions or political frameworks? How can one discuss professional quality and codes of ethic in this field, where these questions inseparably adhere to personal qualities and quality of a life? Or where such questions are already banned to those both outside and inside specific expert communities? This article proposes MEPRUN--music educators' professional understanding--as a vital concept to facilitate such reflections, focusing on power, identity and knowledge on personal, collective, institutional and political level. This concept is employed in studies about a jazz pedagogue, a rural music teacher in a combined position, a French horn pedagogue, and a Balinese gamelan pedagogue (Angelo, 2015a, 2015b, 2013, 2012). The article contributes to more articulated knowledge on what forms music educators practices, and serves to qualify the discussions in and around this field.
MayDay Group. Brandon University School of Music, 270 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 6A9, Canada. Tel: 204-571-8990; Fax: 204-727-7318; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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