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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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Robinson, Mitchell – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
Recent corporate education reform policies have replaced relatively informal systems of principal observations that had been familiar to many teachers for much of their professional careers with high-stakes teacher evaluation (HSTE) systems that now determine who is allowed to remain in the profession and who gets terminated. Many education…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Todhunter-Reid, Abigail – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
The aim of this study was to estimate the within-child associations of in-school arts education and achievement in reading and mathematics, using four waves of data (kindergarten, 1st-grade, 3rd-grade, and 5th-grade) from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study. Fixed effects techniques were applied to adjust for the confounding effects of all…
Descriptors: Art, Art Education, Academic Achievement, Kindergarten
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Fautley, Martin – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
Neoliberalism in government thought and action has taken a very specific route in England. Building on a policy research grounding, and subjecting governmental and ministerial utterances to careful consideration, this article discusses the ways in which the specifically English situation has evolved. It reports that government has been carefully…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Change, Neoliberalism, Foreign Countries
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Johnson, Daniel C.; Marie Stanley, Ann; Ellie Falter, H.; Greene, Jennifer L. R.; Moore, Haley L.; Paparone, Stacy A.; Smith, Jacqueline C.; Snell, Alden H., II – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
The purpose of this article is to make policy recommendations based on the authors' experiences with, and research about, reflective, differentiated, and teacher-generated music teacher professional development (PD). By doing so, we argue for a bottom-up process that capitalizes on our music teacher and music teacher educator expertise along with…
Descriptors: Reflection, Music, Music Education, Music Teachers
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Perrine, William M. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2018
What legal and ethical issues arise when students choose to perform popular music with explicitly religious content? The purpose of this article is to construct a policy framework for discussing the use of popular religious music within the classroom, with a specific focus on the concept of proselytization as legal criteria for setting appropriate…
Descriptors: Music, Public Schools, Religion, Court Litigation
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Hunter, Mary Ann; Broad, Tina; Jeanneret, Neryl – Arts Education Policy Review, 2018
Reported benefits of arts partnerships with schools range from improvements in students' motivation and engagement in learning to teachers' increased confidence in teaching the arts, and strengthened school and community relationships. Yet, in the scholarship on arts partnerships to date, limited critical attention has been given to the impact of…
Descriptors: Art, Art Education, Partnerships in Education, School Community Relationship
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Shaw, Julia T. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2018
An integral part of a teacher learning continuum ranging from preservice education to professional development for experienced educators, new teacher induction holds particular potential to effect change in urban education. Accordingly, this article offers recommendations for induction-related policy and programming capable of supporting beginning…
Descriptors: Music Education, Urban Education, Preservice Teachers, Beginning Teachers
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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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Vaughan-Marra, Jessica C.; Marra, Christopher M. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2017
Authors and scholars published within "Arts Education Policy Review" have been diligent to investigate various topics surrounding music educator preparation, mentoring, retention, as well as avenues for continued professional development and growth. Linda Darling-Hammond and Robert Rothman, along with various chapter authors, address…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Reflection, Music Teachers
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Neel, Marcia MacCagno – Arts Education Policy Review, 2017
Districts nationwide are challenged with how best to address the needs of an increasing number of non-English or limited-English speaking students. These young people are similarly challenged as they face new environs, unfamiliar cultural settings, and significant communication issues. Findings have indicated that an arts-rich education can assist…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Spanish Speaking, Music, Music Education
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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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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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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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