ERIC Number: EJ804660
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Reference Count: 53
Doing and Publishing Music Education Research: Promoting Careers, Disciplines, or Teaching?
Regelski, Thomas A., Ed.
Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, v6 n1 p2-29 Apr 2007
Music education research today continues in well-worn paths. While it may be productive in quantity, it is not clear the degree to which it informs current music teacher education or has produced advances in teaching practice. Indeed, as some critics of university-based teacher education research have argued (e.g., Boyer 1990; Schwandt 2005), such research is more often conducted according to the paradigms, interests, and needs of the Ivory Tower rather than to the down-to-earth conditions and needs of schools and schooling. The present essay raises questions about and offers a perspective on some key aspects of this problem in music education. After a survey of some general concerns regarding scholarship and disciplinarity, the articles in the present issue of "ACT" are used to expand upon particular themes of importance to both to music teachers and to music education researchers. (Contains 35 notes.)
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Research, Music Teachers, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education, Teacher Attitudes, Electronic Journals, Educational Theories, Educational Change, Philosophy, Global Approach, Performance, Social Influences, Foreign Countries, Social Differences, Cultural Differences
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: http://act.maydaygroup.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland; Sweden