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Bowman, Wayne – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2007
This essay explores the limits and bounds of music education's professional "We". It argues essentially that music education cannot become more socially just until it becomes more inclusive of diversity--and this means diversity of musics, peoples, voices, values, and more. The author argues that until the current homogeneity of music education…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Music Education, Music Teachers, Cultural Pluralism
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Bowman, Wayne – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2005
This essay explores the contingency of music's value, and the significant ways that contingency qualifies (or should qualify) our understandings of the utility of instructional method. More specifically, it raises the possibility that the altruistic pursuit of methodological purity may serve ends dramatically different than those espoused by…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Teaching Methods, Music Appreciation
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Bowman, Wayne – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2005
In this fifth installment of what has become a series of essay reviews of books that raise issues important to music education and relevant to the ideals of the MayDay Group, the author turns his attention to a topic rarely considered or discussed in conjunction with music education: race. Race, assert Radano and Bohlman, is a specter that lurks…
Descriptors: Race, Music Education, Music, Aesthetics
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Bowman, Wayne – Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 2000
Focuses on the ideas presented in the book, "Music Matters" (David Elliott), providing a basic overview of Elliott's arguments. States that a central topic within "Music Matters" is the renunciation of an aesthetic ideology. Suggests that Elliott's arguments accept a number of ideas that have created ideas of the aesthetic. (CMK)
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Books, Cognitive Processes, Educational Philosophy