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Crooke, Alexander Hew Dale – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
This article explores the extent to which recent policy-based advocacy for music in Australian schools has been guided by economic arguments. This exploration was driven by emerging commentary on the rise of neo-social education policy, which is said to have reframed equality and social justice in education as tools for economic agendas. To…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Music, Music Education
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Hedgecoth, David McKinley; Major, Marci – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
The Great Recession caused many school districts across the country to make numerous cuts in their annual budget models. As a result of these austerity measures, administrators often reduced arts education offerings. In the current study, we highlight how budget reductions in three districts negatively impacted music education curricula, and how…
Descriptors: Economic Climate, Music Education, School Funds, Retrenchment
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Aróstegui, José Luis – Arts Education Policy Review, 2018
The author interviewed Glenn Nierman on the occasion of the recent conclusion of his term as National Association for Music Education (NAfME) president. Topics included the current state of music education and advocacy of music education in the United States, the role of NAfME, and the recently revised national music education standards.
Descriptors: Music Education, Advocacy, National Organizations, Institutional Role
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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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Caldas, Blanca – Arts Education Policy Review, 2017
This article analyses the co-construction of the Bilingual teacher as advocate among preservice Bilingual teachers, through the use of narratives drawn from actual stories of Bilingual teachers, by means of drama-based pedagogy inspired by Theater of the Oppressed techniques. This study uses critical discourse analysis and Bakhtinian…
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, Advocacy, Preservice Teachers, Dramatic Play
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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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West, Chad; Clauhs, Matthew – Arts Education Policy Review, 2015
This article examines ways in which music education advocacy efforts have become disconnected from the unified visions and declarations of music educators espoused in the Tanglewood and Housewright declarations and are thus reifying the disconnect between what we value and what we say we value. We first analyze the policies posited by the recently…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Advocacy, Program Improvement
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Tobias, Evan S. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2014
In considering how policy work might forward arts education, it is helpful to reflect on the present state of music and arts education while looking ahead at future challenges and possibilities. This response to Shuler's (2001) set of predictions related to music education and policy in the twenty-first century addresses such work in the…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Art Education, Music Education, Educational Trends
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Malley, Sharon M.; Silverstein, Lynne B. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2014
A variety of stakeholders work to ensure opportunities for students with disabilities to learn in and through the arts. Because they work in various disciplines in the fields of arts education and special education, these stakeholders lack opportunities to share resources and information. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and its…
Descriptors: Art Education, Special Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Articulation (Education)
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Shuler, Scott C. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2014
Changes in education policy--particularly at the federal and state levels--during the current era of ideologically and profit-driven "education reform" threaten balanced education in general and music/arts education in particular. Emerging answers to a number of pivotal questions will determine the future of the arts, arts education, and…
Descriptors: Art Education, Music Education, Educational Policy, Advocacy
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Miksza, Peter – Arts Education Policy Review, 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate advocacy influences that may impact school arts programs using data from the 2009-10 National Center for Education Statistics elementary and secondary school surveys on arts education. Regression models were employed to assess the relative effectiveness of variables representing community support,…
Descriptors: Art Education, Advocacy, Educational Resources, Influences
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Hope, Samuel; Wait, Mark – Arts Education Policy Review, 2013
Assessment is essential to all forms of work in the arts. Successful arts assessment concepts, patterns, and methods have evolved over many centuries. They are inherent in all arts teaching and central to art-making at all levels of proficiency and sophistication. And they work: achievements in the arts are among the highest in civilization. At…
Descriptors: Music, Student Evaluation, Music Education, Academic Standards
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Sabol, F. Robert – Arts Education Policy Review, 2013
The field of education in the United States is in a period of unprecedented change. Educators in all disciplines are challenged to understand and respond to the waves of reform sweeping over the national education landscape. Linking these reforms to meaningful outcomes that will produce more rigorous and effective measures of quality and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Art Education, Educational Policy, Advocacy
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Hunter-Doniger, Tracey – Arts Education Policy Review, 2013
School reform and teacher evaluations have become primary concerns for education policymakers in recent years. However, a standard one-size-fits-all method of evaluation, such as value-added evaluation, may not give an accurate assessment of all teachers. This article proposes an alternative to the general evaluation of visual arts educators by…
Descriptors: Art Teachers, Visual Arts, Teacher Evaluation, Context Effect
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Kapalka Richerme, Lauren – Arts Education Policy Review, 2012
The 1957 launch of "Sputnik" and the 1983 publication of "A Nation at Risk" shifted national education policy. Music educators promoted an "intrinsic value" of music philosophy following "Sputnik" and music advocacy through politics and public performances following "A Nation at Risk." Examining the history of both the intrinsic value philosophy…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Policy, Educational Philosophy, Advocacy
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