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ERIC Number: EJ906261
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0265-0517
Immigrant Students' Development of Musical Agency--Exploring Democracy in Music Education
Karlsen, Sidsel; Westerlund, Heidi
British Journal of Music Education, v27 n3 p225-239 Nov 2010
In this article, we argue that the musical schooling of immigrant students could be seen as forming a healthy test for any educational context in terms of how democracy is enacted. We engage in a discussion linking music education, agency, pluralism and democracy. In our theoretical reconstruction of multicultural music education we first make a review on how music education literature has approached the cultural and musical schooling of immigrant students. We then attend to sociological theories to discuss why development of musical agency may be of particular importance to first generation immigrant students and how agency-enhancing music education may be connected to the development of sound democratic practices in the 21st century schooling.
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Language: English
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