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Rimmer, Mark – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
This article explores children's reflections on the value of their participation in "In Harmony," a social and music education programme whose approach and philosophy derives from the Venezuelan 'El Sistema' ('The System') model. More specifically, through an analysis of participating children's accounts (n = 111) and an exploration of…
Descriptors: Children, Music Education, Participation, Childhood Attitudes
Olson, Cathy Applefeld – Teaching Music, 2012
The most ambitious of music teachers seek not only to educate their students about notes and chords, but also to instill in them the transcendent joy of making music. That joy is abundant in Venezuela, where the El Sistema national music education program has been a boon to the country's cultural growth and has created a climate of positive social…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Fellowships, Social Change
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Fink, Robert – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2016
The explosive growth of Venezuela's "El Sistema" is rewriting the agenda of musical education in the West. Many commentators from the world of classical music react to the spectacle of dedicated young colonial musicians playing European masterworks as a kind of "miracle," accepting "Sistema" founder José Antonio…
Descriptors: Music Education, Civil Rights, Classical Music, Musical Instruments
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Lesniak, Melissa – Music Educators Journal, 2013
Melissa Lesniak, the executive director of the Greater Miami Youth Symphony, discusses how much she enjoyed reading the responses to her "El Sistema" article and appreciates the opportunity for healthy dialogue and debate. In response, she states that there are many common goals and objectives across all music education programs that can…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Musicians
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Kuuse, Anna-Karin – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
Following a music philosophy debate deriving from the 1990s, this article puts the extra-musical and social outcomes of situated music educational practices at the fore. The Swedish replica of the choir and orchestra school El Sistema, a programme globally asserting social change and social impact, appeared useful for elaborating such outcomes in…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Social Change, Musical Instruments
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Rosabal-Coto, Guillermo – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2016
In this article I suggest that SINEM--the Costa Rican version of Venezuela's El Sistema--articulates a development discourse which legitimates neoliberal policies that govern the twenty-first-century international market, in which Costa Rica figures only as a subaltern. I contend that such articulation contributes to perpetuating notions and…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Music Education, Social Mobility, Foreign Policy
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Carlson, Alexandra – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
Venezuela's youth symphony program, the Fundación Musical Simón Bolívar, commonly referred to as "El Sistema," combines musical achievement with learning important life skills through orchestral practice and performance. Although the history most commonly reported outside Venezuela is of the program's director, José Antonio Abreu,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Cooperation
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Bergman, Åsa; Lindgren, Monica – Ethnography and Education, 2018
There is a fundamental tension in ethnographic research between trying to understand participants from within their own perspective and viewing them with greater distance. With this in mind, the aim of this article is "to describe how a reflexive communication model was developed during the study of El Sistema Gothenburg, and to discuss…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Communication (Thought Transfer), Interpersonal Relationship, Models
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Osborne, Margaret S.; McPherson, Gary E.; Faulkner, Robert; Davidson, Jane W.; Barrett, Margaret S. – Music Education Research, 2016
We sought to understand the potential for positive non-musical outcomes for economically and socially disadvantaged primary school students who are involved in instrumental music learning programs. Two schools with students experiencing generational poverty, current or first-generation immigrant or refugee status who were running El-Sistema…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Music, Music Education, Socioeconomic Status
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Spruce, Gary – Education 3-13, 2017
Through the prism of the two main paradigms of social justice--"distributive" and "relational"--and drawing on the concept of "discourse," this article examines how more socially just approaches might be embedded in the classroom music education of young people in the upper primary and lower secondary schools (9-13…
Descriptors: Music Education, Social Justice, Youth Agencies, Student Participation
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Booth, Eric; Tunstall, Tricia – Teaching Artist Journal, 2014
Genuine worldwide movements for social change are rare in human history. Even more rare is the phenomenon of a worldwide movement for social change through art, with teaching artists at the forefront. This article presents the evolution of such a movement now, in the global blossoming of "El Sistema," a program that seeks to change the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Nonschool Educational Programs, National Programs
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Lesniak, Melissa – Music Educators Journal, 2012
The brainchild of Jose Antonio Abreu, El Sistema, a music education program for aspiring orchestra musicians launched in Venezuela for students of limited means and now spreading to other parts of the world, has become a subject of interest to music teachers and teacher educators in North America. This article examines a bit of the program's…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Foreign Countries, Musicians
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Gubbins, Verónica; Otero, Gabriel – Educational Studies, 2016
The present study intends to measure the effect of the parental involvement style perceived by fourth-grade students on their Language and Mathematics performance. It uses data taken from a sample of 55,401 students evaluated by the National Education Quality Measurement System [Sistema Nacional de Medición de la Calidad de la Educación, SIMCE].…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Parent Participation, Mathematics Achievement, Language Tests
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Strother, Emma – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
An expansive movement comprised of UN Millennium Development Goals, international banks, and hundreds of programs worldwide promotes access to the arts as a creative means of social change. Often grounded in cognitive science and inspired by the model of youth orchestras in Venezuela known as El Sistema, this movement contends that arts…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Musicians, Social Change, Economics
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Allan, Julie; Moran, Nikki; Duffy, Celia; Loening, Gica – Journal of Education Policy, 2010
This paper reports on a knowledge exchange project, funded by the Scottish Funding Council and undertaken by a group of researchers from three higher education institutions in Scotland and the project partner, Sistema Scotland. This newly established charity is attempting to implement a major programme of social change, developed in Venezuela,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Higher Education, Equal Education
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