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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
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Benedict, Cathy – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2007
This paper explores the ways in which music educators have allowed others outside of music education to name who and how they are in the world. Often comfortable with voicing advocacy and purpose from the status of second class citizen, music educators are complicit in the very processes of reproduction they wish to challenge. Seeking to address…
Descriptors: Music, Music Teachers, Music Education, Educational Theories
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Fink-Jensen, Kirsten – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2007
In this paper Kirsten Fink-Jensen suggests how a phenomenological-hermeneutic perspective can contribute to the knowledge of learning and teaching processes in music education in school. The philosophical frame is Danish philosophy of life, represented by Knud Ejler Logstrup, and Merleau-Ponty's philosophy of body, both pointing to the wholeness…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Music Education, Music Activities, Music Teachers
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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
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Vaugeois, Lise – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2007
It is important to create a framework in the education of professional musicians, whether these musicians are students of music education, performance, composition, musicology, ethnomusicology, or conducting, in which the political dimensions of their lives can be critically examined. Lise Vaugeois argues that creating such a framework would…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Musicians, Ideology, Music
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Pio, Frederik – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2007
In this paper we are offered a reflection on the historical and present marginalization of music education. As Cathy Benedict says, "What of this marginalization and what of its possibilities? I would like to suggest in this paper that this marginalized status partly reflects our own complicity as we have historically allowed others to speak for…
Descriptors: Music Education, Curriculum Evaluation, Reader Response, Critical Theory
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Westerlund, Heidi – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2007
Oivind Varkoy challenges music educators who start their educational work from well-defined learning outcomes and who then test and assess whether students have achieved these predefined ends. He argues that "ends-means-thinking," "assessment-thinking," and "some sort of market-philosophy" all relate to "instrumentalism" in which learners are…
Descriptors: Tests, Music Education, Cognitive Mapping, Instrumentation
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Leist, Christine Pollard – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2007
Kirsten Fink-Jensen offers music educators new insights on lesson planning and engagement with students through careful observation and reflective interpretation of active student involvement in music. She suggests that the phenomenon of musical attunement, including facial expressions, gestures, language, and movements that are articulated…
Descriptors: Psychotherapy, Music, Music Teachers, Group Experience
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Kanellopoulos, Panagiotis A. – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2007
Panchito's Necropolis explores children's talk about musical thinking through the study of their reflections on their own improvised music. He accepts the possibility that children's discourse on music is the beginning of their philosophizing about music, an idea that is related to the larger issue of how to develop a music education perspective…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Music Activities, Music Teachers
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Lapidaki, Eleni – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2007
There are several possible ways for investigating the creative process in musical composition in order to induce certain assumptions about the nature of the compositional experience that may provide a certain philosophical framework for shaping compositional experiences in music educational settings at all levels. By taking an approach mainly…
Descriptors: Creativity, Music Education, Music, Musical Composition
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Jorgensen, Estelle R. – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2006
In this article, the author talks about the International Society for Philosophy of Music Education (ISPME). The ISPME is creating and institutionalizing a forum that can nurture and critique ideas and practices and sustain the work of philosophical reflection in music education over the longer term. It has begun to build an international team of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Philosophy, Conferences, Music
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Koza, Julia Eklund – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2006
In recent years saving the music has become a favorite project of major corporations, especially as privatization of public schooling has gained momentum. Here, the author presents examples of these projects like the corporate-sponsored initiative "VH1 Save the Music" which claims helping flailing school music programs. Among other things, she…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Music Education, Public Schools, Corporate Support
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Stubley, Eleanor; Arho, Anneli; Jarvio, Paivi; Mali, Tuomas – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2006
Writing and speaking are essential means of understanding, studying, and sharing music in the Western art music tradition. The papers presented in this symposium were the outgrowth of authors' dialogue during the summer of 2004. Each of them worked independently, yet each of them was also aware of the direction, the themes, and the ways of the…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Educational Practices, Educational Research
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Heller, Jack – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2006
A reply to Lawrence Ferrara's Chapter 4 in R. Phelps, R. Sadoff, E. Warburton, and L. Ferrara, "A Guide to Research in Music Education," 5th Edition is presented. It it curious that Ferrara disagrees with Jack Heller and Edward J. P. O'Connor's view that "philosophy" is not "research," yet in the chapter headings in the book A Guide to Research in…
Descriptors: Opinion Papers, Music Education, Educational Researchers, Educational Research
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Nielsen, Frede V. – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2006
In this article, the author, a member of the International Society for the Philosophy of Music Education (ISPME), shares his views on the future of the "philosophy of music education." According to him, the "philosophy of music education" can be and is, many different things. He argues that the ISPME should develop an open and…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Philosophy, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries
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