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West, Justin J. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
Teacher professional development (PD) is often extended as a driver of good teaching and effective schools. In recent years, teacher PD has increasingly focused on developing teacher social capital by placing teachers within professional communities to collectively solve instructional problems. Using Bourdieu's and Coleman's conceptions of social…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Music Teachers, Faculty Development, Communities of Practice
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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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Bautista, Alfredo; Wong, Joanne – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
The professional development (PD) opportunities typically offered to school music teachers in most countries have been described as sporadic, unsystematic, capricious in both purpose and content, and hence ineffective. Among other consequences, this has seriously limited the kinds of questions that music-specific PD researchers have been able to…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, 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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Parker, Elizabeth Cassidy; Draves, Tami J. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2018
We have written this article seeking to connect societal perceptions of disability with P-12 schools and higher education institutions toward the goal of greater understanding and equitable employment opportunities for music teachers with disabilities, specifically teacher candidates with visual impairment. In our investigation, we examine the…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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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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Salvador, Karen; Pasiali, Varvara – Arts Education Policy Review, 2017
In this article, a music teacher educator and a music therapy clinician and educator discuss special education policy and arts instruction at the district level. To illustrate the gulf between federal and local policies with regard to exceptional learners and arts instruction, we examine the intersections of music therapy and music education with…
Descriptors: Music Therapy, Music Education, Special Education, Educational Change
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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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Abramo, Joseph Michael; Campbell, Mark Robin – Arts Education Policy Review, 2016
This article develops criteria for the selection, professional development, and assessment of cooperating teachers through four "notions." These notions suggest that cooperating teachers might (1) possess knowledge of educational theory and practice; (2) understand the importance of context in education; (3) understand narrative's role…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Teacher Selection, Cooperating Teachers, Student Teachers
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Gilbert, Ashley Danielle – Arts Education Policy Review, 2016
Federal laws and funding initiatives, such as the No Child Left Behind Act and the Race to the Top campaign, have created an increasing incentive for schools nationwide to document student progress, standardize assessment practices, and evaluate teachers according to student success. In response, the Common Core State Standards, a popular yet…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Assessment, Teacher Evaluation, Common Core State Standards
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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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Wong, Marina Wai-yee; Chik, Maria Pik-yuk – Arts Education Policy Review, 2016
An education reform policy and inclusive education policy have been implemented in Hong Kong for over a decade. As more students with special educational needs have entered the mainstream education system under these policies, Hong Kong's primary music classrooms offer a site where three policies interact--the education reform policy entitled…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Inclusion
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Shaw, Ryan D. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2016
While there is an established body of literature on teacher stress and on the factors that may make music teaching uniquely stressful, there has been little or no research on how the recent era of accountability influences music teacher stress. In this article, I review the literature on music teacher stress and on how accountability reforms may…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Music Education, Stress Variables, Accountability
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