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Joseph, Dawn; Trinick, Robyn – Intercultural Education, 2016
As tertiary music educators across the Tasman we argue that music, particularly song, is an effective medium for teaching and learning about non-western music when preparing generalist primary Pre-Service Teachers (PSTs). Using "voice" as a portable and accessible vehicle to transmit cultural understandings, we draw on the Zimbabwean…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary School Teachers, Music Education, Singing
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Joseph, Dawn – Intercultural Education, 2011
I use the metaphor "zebra crossing" in my reflective narrative to describe my plight and struggle as a non-white person growing up and working in Johannesburg, South Africa, during the apartheid era. This article considers and compares the notions of culture, diversity and identity as I now work in a tertiary institution in Melbourne,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Figurative Language, Racial Differences, Identification (Psychology)
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Joseph, Dawn; Human, Rene – Intercultural Education, 2009
This paper explores the notion of African music as a way forward to negotiate a "space" in contemporary society. The word "space" is used as a metaphor to explore and experiment with the dynamics of culture and hybridity. The authors view themselves as "agents of change" and knowledgeable professionals in the teaching…
Descriptors: Music, African Culture, Figurative Language, Foreign Countries
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Joseph, Dawn; van Niekerk, Caroline – Intercultural Education, 2007
Music Education, as well as cultural and musical identities are all being renegotiated, post-Apartheid, within the so-called "newer" rather than the commonly known "new" South Africa. The developing situation with certain minority groups is particularly interesting. Education in general has undergone much change since the first…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Indians, Racial Segregation