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Jones, Sara K. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2020
The purpose of this study was to explore a fledgling community-school music partnership, "Making Music", and to examine the benefits and challenges of this partnership. The partnership was initially conceived to fill gaps in the music curriculum in an urban school district where few middle schools housed music programs and music at the…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Music Education, Music, Public Schools
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Greene, Jennifer L. R.; Koerner, Bryan; Wilson, Jill – Arts Education Policy Review, 2020
Effective mentor-mentee pairings tend to increase mentees' efficacy and motivation, bolster commitment, enhance instructional quality, and positively enhance student achievement. In response to situations in which school-provided mentoring is not possible or where music mentees receive a school-assigned, non-music mentor, an increasing number of…
Descriptors: Mentors, Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Faculty Development
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Cohen, Cynthia E. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2020
How can policies align K-12 arts education with urgent needs of students, their communities and our interconnected world? How can they nourish capacities for empathy and moral imagination? Inspiration can be found in the oeuvre of the African American music educator, cultural worker, and activist Jane Wilburn Sapp. This article demonstrates how…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Art Education, Alignment (Education)
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Kladder, Jonathan – Arts Education Policy Review, 2020
The coursework requirements for an undergraduate music education degree in the U.S. have remained relatively unchanged since the early twentieth-century. In light of the changing milieu of the twenty-first century music learner, some scholars and researchers have suggested redesigning particular components of the music education degree. A few…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Curriculum Development, Undergraduate Students, 21st Century Skills
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West, Justin J. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
Teacher professional development (PD) is often extended as a driver of good teaching and effective schools. In recent years, teacher PD has increasingly focused on developing teacher social capital by placing teachers within professional communities to collectively solve instructional problems. Using Bourdieu's and Coleman's conceptions of social…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Music Teachers, Faculty Development, Communities of Practice
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Robinson, Mitchell – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
Recent corporate education reform policies have replaced relatively informal systems of principal observations that had been familiar to many teachers for much of their professional careers with high-stakes teacher evaluation (HSTE) systems that now determine who is allowed to remain in the profession and who gets terminated. Many education…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Bautista, Alfredo; Wong, Joanne – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
The professional development (PD) opportunities typically offered to school music teachers in most countries have been described as sporadic, unsystematic, capricious in both purpose and content, and hence ineffective. Among other consequences, this has seriously limited the kinds of questions that music-specific PD researchers have been able to…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries
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Johnson, Daniel C.; Marie Stanley, Ann; Ellie Falter, H.; Greene, Jennifer L. R.; Moore, Haley L.; Paparone, Stacy A.; Smith, Jacqueline C.; Snell, Alden H., II – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
The purpose of this article is to make policy recommendations based on the authors' experiences with, and research about, reflective, differentiated, and teacher-generated music teacher professional development (PD). By doing so, we argue for a bottom-up process that capitalizes on our music teacher and music teacher educator expertise along with…
Descriptors: Reflection, Music, Music Education, Music Teachers
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Parker, Elizabeth Cassidy; Draves, Tami J. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2018
We have written this article seeking to connect societal perceptions of disability with P-12 schools and higher education institutions toward the goal of greater understanding and equitable employment opportunities for music teachers with disabilities, specifically teacher candidates with visual impairment. In our investigation, we examine the…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Shaw, Julia T. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2018
An integral part of a teacher learning continuum ranging from preservice education to professional development for experienced educators, new teacher induction holds particular potential to effect change in urban education. Accordingly, this article offers recommendations for induction-related policy and programming capable of supporting beginning…
Descriptors: Music Education, Urban Education, Preservice Teachers, Beginning Teachers
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Dosman, Nicolás Alberto – Arts Education Policy Review, 2017
Despite their long history and importance in the American curriculum, music programs must constantly justify their place in the twenty-first century. Urban areas that are economically depressed sometimes may not be able to offer music instruction due to the emphasis on raising test scores as well as unfavorable economic conditions that may limit…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, Student Attitudes, Parent Attitudes
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Salvador, Karen; Pasiali, Varvara – Arts Education Policy Review, 2017
In this article, a music teacher educator and a music therapy clinician and educator discuss special education policy and arts instruction at the district level. To illustrate the gulf between federal and local policies with regard to exceptional learners and arts instruction, we examine the intersections of music therapy and music education with…
Descriptors: Music Therapy, Music Education, Special Education, Educational Change
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Vaughan-Marra, Jessica C.; Marra, Christopher M. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2017
Authors and scholars published within "Arts Education Policy Review" have been diligent to investigate various topics surrounding music educator preparation, mentoring, retention, as well as avenues for continued professional development and growth. Linda Darling-Hammond and Robert Rothman, along with various chapter authors, address…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Reflection, Music Teachers
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Neel, Marcia MacCagno – Arts Education Policy Review, 2017
Districts nationwide are challenged with how best to address the needs of an increasing number of non-English or limited-English speaking students. These young people are similarly challenged as they face new environs, unfamiliar cultural settings, and significant communication issues. Findings have indicated that an arts-rich education can assist…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Spanish Speaking, Music, Music Education
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Abramo, Joseph Michael; Campbell, Mark Robin – Arts Education Policy Review, 2016
This article develops criteria for the selection, professional development, and assessment of cooperating teachers through four "notions." These notions suggest that cooperating teachers might (1) possess knowledge of educational theory and practice; (2) understand the importance of context in education; (3) understand narrative's role…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Teacher Selection, Cooperating Teachers, Student Teachers
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