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Elpus, Kenneth – Arts Education Policy Review, 2011
Current proponents of education reform are at present seeking to fundamentally change the system of teacher compensation by eliminating the traditional single salary schedule and instituting a merit pay system that directly links teacher pay to student achievement. To date, the scholarly literature in music education has been silent on the subject…
Descriptors: Evidence, Teacher Salaries, Merit Pay, Music Education
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Scott, Sheila – Arts Education Policy Review, 2011
This article examines constructivist philosophies for learning with an emphasis on student-centered environments in education and the active involvement of students in learning as they relate new understanding to what they already know and refine previous skills in terms of newly acquired proficiencies. Active learning is explored from a…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Music Education, Active Learning, Teaching Methods
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Peterson, Amber Dahlen – Arts Education Policy Review, 2011
This content analysis examines how philosophy and advocacy articles published between 2005 and 2010 were influenced by current neuroscience research. The contents of twelve journals were explored, resulting in the inclusion of forty-five articles in this analysis. Recently, there has been a growing interest in neuroscientific research on music.…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Music Education, Educational Philosophy, Advocacy
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Greher, Gena R. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2011
The intersection of the arts with technology can provide educators with a focus that is more in tune with students' lived experiences, providing a relevant context for the making of meaning. Yet the technological advances of the last few decades have done little to alter the pedagogical practice of most music teachers. Teaching with technology…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Music Teachers, Music Education, Technology Uses in Education
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Abrahams, Frank – Arts Education Policy Review, 2011
This article argues that education policy should support school-university partnerships that place preservice music teachers with their college professors in a laboratory school environment. With roots in Dewey's experimental school of 1896, the laboratory concept is a variation of the professional development schools now in vogue. The policies…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Preservice Teachers, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education
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Brophy, Timothy S. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2011
A survey was distributed to the members of the Music Educators National Conference (MENC)'s Society for Music Teacher Education that presented members with seven questions about the types and nature of their school-university partnerships. The majority of respondents (N = 251) reported that they engaged in multiple partnerships that included not…
Descriptors: Music Education, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Hunter, Lisa R. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2011
The need for music educators to become more actively involved in policy issues, including analysis, design, implementation, and research, is critical to the future of music education. Bridging the gap between policy and practice requires a collaborative effort among music professionals. This article explores the inclusive use of policy studies in…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Music Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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West, Chad – Arts Education Policy Review, 2011
Reflective teachers are always searching for ways to improve their teaching. When this reflection becomes intentional and systematic, they are engaging in teacher research. This type of research, sometimes called "action research", can help bridge the gap between theory and practice by addressing topics that are relevant to practicing teachers.…
Descriptors: Music Education, Action Research, Theory Practice Relationship, Faculty Development
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Schmidt, Patrick; Robbins, Janet – Arts Education Policy Review, 2011
The article analyzes professional development in music education considering the ways in which policy change depends on conditions where renewed practice can become self supporting. The authors situate professional development amid the current politico-educational climate while offering an interpretive framework based on key issues and actions…
Descriptors: Music Education, Faculty Development, Professional Development, Politics of Education
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Pellegrino, Kristen – Arts Education Policy Review, 2011
Although much has been written about professional development in general education and music education literature, little has addressed the benefits of music-making as meaningful professional development for music teachers. For music teachers, music-making and meanings of music-making have been connected with teachers' identity, well-being,…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Action Research, Music Teachers
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Stanley, Ann Marie – Arts Education Policy Review, 2011
Teacher study groups are often thought to be effective professional development structures. Such teacher communities may foster teacher learning through a collaborative culture and the codification of group members' collective knowledge. However, not all study groups are effective professional development. This article is a discussion of factors…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Music Teachers, Professional Development, Communities of Practice
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Eros, John – Arts Education Policy Review, 2011
Teachers' careers are often considered to consist of two parts: pre-service and in-service. In-service refers to the entire time between a teacher's entry and exit from the profession. Recent research suggests teachers' careers actually consistent of several parts, known as phases or stages and, collectively, as the career cycle. This further…
Descriptors: Careers, Music Teachers, Professional Development, Music
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Vande Zande, Robin – Arts Education Policy Review, 2011
Although goals change and reflect the issues of the time, two primary goals of education in a democracy have remained constant over time. The first goal is to educate for vocational competence and the second is to produce caring, intelligent, and wise citizens. Articulating the connection of design education concepts to the economy and social…
Descriptors: Design, Visual Arts, Art Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Russell-Bowie, Deirdre – Arts Education Policy Review, 2011
The arts are an integral and important component of our everyday lives. As such, they need to be a vital part of our children's education. However, this has rarely been the case in Australian state primary schools over the past two hundred years. This article explores the history of the arts in Australian state primary schools since the…
Descriptors: Art Education, Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Public Schools
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Hammel, Alice; Hourigan, Ryan – Arts Education Policy Review, 2011
The purpose of this article is to examine the fundamentals of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and its impact on music educators. Topics include: (a) zero reject, (b) non-discriminatory evaluations, (c) free appropriate public education, (d) least restrictive environment, (e) procedural due process, (f) parental involvement, and (g)…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Disabilities, Music Teachers, Public Education
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