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Aróstegui, José Luis – Arts Education Policy Review, 2016
This article seeks to explain the disjuncture between the decline of music education in schools and the importance music has in popular youth culture and in creativity within the new knowledge economy. The data discussed in this article have been derived from analyses of major documents on curriculum reform as well as e-mail responses from music…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Knowledge Economy
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Richerme, Lauren Kapalka – Arts Education Policy Review, 2016
Contemporary American education policy rhetoric is problematic because its authors' assertions, particularly those about the goals of education, frequently conflict with their implied moral and/or ethical commitments. This philosophical policy analysis uses Appiah's cosmopolitan principles to examine the ethical implications of current education…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Ethics
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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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Parrish, Mila – Arts Education Policy Review, 2016
Media advances have changed the ways in which we interact, communicate, teach, and learn. The growth of telecommunication, video sharing sites, specifically YouTube, and social media, have exponentially increased the number of people interested in dance and dance education. Technology presents new ways for students to think about their learning,…
Descriptors: Dance, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Dance Education
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Gilbert, Ashley Danielle – Arts Education Policy Review, 2016
Federal laws and funding initiatives, such as the No Child Left Behind Act and the Race to the Top campaign, have created an increasing incentive for schools nationwide to document student progress, standardize assessment practices, and evaluate teachers according to student success. In response, the Common Core State Standards, a popular yet…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Assessment, Teacher Evaluation, Common Core State Standards
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Gaztambide-Fernández, Rubén; Nicholls, Rachael; Arráiz-Matute, Alexandra – Arts Education Policy Review, 2016
While general arts programs have declined in many schools across the United States and Canada, the number of specialized art programs in public secondary schools has swelled since the 1980s. While this increase is often celebrated by arts educators, questions about the justification of specialized arts programs are rarely raised, and their value…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Education, Urban Schools, High Schools
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Perrine, William M. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine potential validity concerns regarding the use of music festival scores as an element of value-added assessment practices mandated by federal education policy. Nonmusical school and band characteristics of band size, school enrollment, school percentage of minority enrollment, and school percentage of…
Descriptors: Musicians, Scores, Validity, Value Added Models
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Wong, Marina Wai-yee; Chik, Maria Pik-yuk – Arts Education Policy Review, 2016
An education reform policy and inclusive education policy have been implemented in Hong Kong for over a decade. As more students with special educational needs have entered the mainstream education system under these policies, Hong Kong's primary music classrooms offer a site where three policies interact--the education reform policy entitled…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Inclusion
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Shaw, Ryan D. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2016
While there is an established body of literature on teacher stress and on the factors that may make music teaching uniquely stressful, there has been little or no research on how the recent era of accountability influences music teacher stress. In this article, I review the literature on music teacher stress and on how accountability reforms may…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Music Education, Stress Variables, Accountability
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Heid, Karen – Arts Education Policy Review, 2016
The 2008 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Arts Assessment was administered to selected 8th grade students throughout the nation, and in 2009 the results from that administration were publicly reported. In the spring of 2010, building on the format and structure of the 2008 national assessment, the researcher administered a…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Visual Arts, Replication (Evaluation), Grade 8
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Albert, Daniel J. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2016
Media arts has been familiar to many through television, film, and digital graphics, and often appears as an extension of the four traditional arts disciplines: music, arts, theatre, and dance. As media arts continues to acquire its own unique identity, particularly through technological means, it has been included as a stand-alone discipline in…
Descriptors: Interviews, Art Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Education Curriculum
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Scripp, Lawrence; Gilbert, Josh – Arts Education Policy Review, 2016
This article explores the special case of integrative teaching and learning in music as a model for 21st century music education policy reform based on the principles that have evolved out of arts integration research and practices over the past century and informed by the recent rising tide of evidence of music's impact on brain capacity and…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Teaching Methods
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Wakamatsu, Kori – Arts Education Policy Review, 2016
Teacher evaluation policy is a poignant and high-stakes issue. Driven by research, stakeholders are forging ahead with the premise that quality teachers are a critical, if not the most important, resource. As a result, many states are reforming procedures in response to educational reforms. The change to evaluate teachers in a systematic way has…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Principals, Feedback (Response), Administrator Attitudes
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Chavasse, Amy – Arts Education Policy Review, 2015
Returning to the classroom each year is an act of radical repositioning. Even as I return to the knowledge, experience, and accumulated memories of my teaching and creative practice, I look to ways to restructure how I deliver information and search for new methodologies of learning. Acknowledging the fluid conditions that define teaching movement…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Constructivism (Learning), Empowerment, College Instruction
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Shively, Joseph – Arts Education Policy Review, 2015
Over the past twenty years, constructivism, as a theory of learning, has taken on an increasingly important role in music education. Efforts to shift music education toward a more constructivist practice have significant implications for policymaking at all levels of music education. In this article, I seek to recalibrate our thinking about what…
Descriptors: Music Education, Constructivism (Learning), Learning Theories, Knowledge Level
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