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Churchill, Warren N.; Bernard, Cara Faith – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2020
How might identity and identity politics inform music teachers' practices and assumptions about disability? In this article, we engage in a critical discussion about how music educators might respond to disability. This article is presented in three parts as a collaborative dialogue between the two authors, using the landscape of identity politics…
Descriptors: Ideology, Disabilities, Ability, Identification (Psychology)
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Perrine, William M. – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2019
The pedagogical aim of liberation, as drawn from critical pedagogy, poses significant philosophical problems. In this paper, I argue that the fundamental right to direct the education of children rests with the family situated within a particular local community. This authority is then delegated to the state through the institution of the school…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Critical Theory, Educational Philosophy, Moral Values
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Hedgecoth, David M. – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2019
Over the past quarter century, charter schools have evolved from a fringe educational philosophy to a prominent academic option for American school children and their families. While the history and political positioning of charter schools have been well documented, the tenet of choice continues to be central in the debate regarding the merit of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Charter Schools, Decision Making, Educational Philosophy
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Richerme, Lauren Kapalka – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2019
Contemporary music education leaders suggest ambiguous definitions of "diversity," often assuming it both unquestionably good and compatible with equity. The purpose of this inquiry is to explore the assumptions underlying such discourse. First, I use the legal history of diversity in education to examine the American National…
Descriptors: Music Education, Equal Education, Access to Education, Educational History
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Georgii-Hemming, Eva – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2017
The quality of education is currently considered to be a concern of the highest political priority. However, quality assurances of all kinds seem to be built on and result in a number of quantitative measures. In this essay, I discuss the traditional and philosophical meaning of the concept of quality and how it is being used today, but above all…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Music, Music Education, Educational Quality
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Pio, Frederik; Varkoy, Oivind – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2012
In the current world of education, politics and public opinion, musical experience is increasingly threatened. It is designated ever more as an expendable luxury. This kind of general trend has hardly left the thinking in the field of music and music education untouched. Inspiration comes from the technical rationality of our time. This…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Public Opinion, Reflection
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Gould, Elizabeth – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2009
Issues of desire in music education are integral and anathema to the profession. Constituted of and by desire, we bodily engage music emotionally and cognitively; yet references to the body are limited to how it may be better managed in order to produce more satisfactory (desired) sounds, thus disciplining desire as we focus on the content of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Educational Philosophy, Postmodernism
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Varkoy, Oivind – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2007
Oivind Varkoy discusses instrumentalism as a trend in educational politics and pedagogical thinking. Instrumentalism implies looking upon both school subjects and humans as instruments, as tools or means for reaching another goal or end. The discussion is related to philosophy of music education by focusing on aspects of philosophies of humankind,…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Music, Knowledge Level, Music Education