ERIC Number: EJ1084637
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
The Dynamics of Multiculturalism in "Music Matters: A Philosophy of Music Education"
Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, v14 n3 p10-26 Nov 2015
This review of "Music Matters," Second Edition, focuses on the portion of Chapter 13: "Music Education and Curriculum," dedicated to the discussion of multicultural music education. Discussions are presented through the discursive lens of antiracism and critical multiculturalism, positioned against the backdrop of the racial violence experienced in the U.S. between August 2014 and July 2015, and the long history of human rights abuses in both Canada and the U.S. Following from a discussion of multiculturalism's initial emergence as a way to remedy racism, and an investigation of the relationship between multiculturalism and power, the review turns to Elliott and Silverman's preference for the term intercultural (over multicultural) music education. An examination of the differences between interculturalism and multiculturalism, and the possible unintended consequences of an interculturalist stance in music education, conclude the review.
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Music Education, Racial Bias, Violence, Social History, Foreign Countries, Power Structure, Critical Theory, Race, Global Approach, Migration, Minority Groups, Cultural Pluralism
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 - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States