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Gould, Elizabeth – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2012
It is difficult to overstate music's persistent and uneasy relationship with homosexuality in Western society. Associated with femininity for centuries, particularly in North America, participation in music has been believed to emasculate and thus homosexualize men and boys. The linking of music to women and emotion (as opposed to men and reason)…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Homosexuality, Social Bias
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Freer, Patrick K. – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2011
Choral music teachers simultaneously work toward two potentially competing goals: the quality of the musical performance and the quality of the education they provide for students. Is either goal preeminent, or can both exist in an ever-shifting balance? This paper highlights how this conundrum has existed since the emergence of North American…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Singing, Music Teachers
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Allsup, Randall Everett; Benedict, Cathy – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2008
This article examines the educational function of the North American wind band program. Issues such as band education's methodological control, perceived lack of self-reflection or inquiry, its insecurity concerning program legitimacy, and the systemic fear that seems to permeate its history provide the framework for this exploration. With a…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Educational Philosophy, Musical Instruments