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Silverman, Marissa – International Journal of Music Education, 2007
This article builds an interdisciplinary perspective on the nature of western classical music performance by combining concepts from literary theory, music philosophy and music education philosophy. The article concludes with practical proposals for the education of music performers. (Contains 2 notes.)
Descriptors: Music Education, Classical Music, Western Civilization, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Lebler, Don – International Journal of Music Education, 2007
If the modern conservatorium is to prosper in a rapidly changing cultural and economic landscape, it will need to provide a learning experience that produces multi-skilled and adaptable graduates who are self-monitoring and self-directing. By implication, teaching practices that have dominated in the past will need to be re-thought, and…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Music, Self Efficacy, Educational Environment
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Savage, Jonathan – International Journal of Music Education, 2007
Reflection is an appropriate way of accounting for professional practice and is a standard way in which one can "become better acquainted with one's own story". Defining "subjectivity" as "the quality of an investigator that affects the results of observational investigation", Peshkin highlights the requirement for…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Reflective Teaching, Models, Music Education
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Green, Lucy – International Journal of Music Education, 2006
This article considers some ways in which the school classroom enters into, changes and complicates musical meanings, focusing particularly on the role of popular music and how it relates to classical music. I suggest that in bringing popular music into the curriculum, educators have largely ignored the informal learning practices of popular…
Descriptors: Music Education, Classical Music, Musicians, Personal Autonomy
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Gould, Elizabeth – International Journal of Music Education, 2006
For philosopher Gilles Deleuze, the work of philosophy consists of affirmatively and artistically creating and reworking concepts in response to real-life problems in an ongoing process that invites new perspectives and ways of thinking. Carol Matthews's music composition pedagogical practices reflect these processes, arguing that they demonstrate…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Music Teachers, Elementary School Students
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Reimer, Bennett – International Journal of Music Education, 2005
Why has music education needed to argue for its worth as part of schooling? Several answers have existed, attempting to demonstrate that music is more than "what comes naturally", that it deserves to be studied as all other school subjects are, and that its benefits require clear and thoughtful explanation. While valid, these answers focus…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Advocacy, Persuasive Discourse
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Mark, Michael L. – International Journal of Music Education, 2005
Advocacy for music education has become a major professional activity that is not always understood by music educators. Education decision makers--boards of education, legislators, government policy makers--must appreciate why music education is important to society so they can make informed decisions about any number of issues that affect music…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Advocacy, Music Teachers
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Luzha, Besa – International Journal of Music Education, 2005
In my country of Kosovo, where we endured 10 years of terrible conflict, even in the most difficult of times songs were created speaking of freedom. As children sang these songs, it brought them hope for a better life in the future. When the conflict came to an end and peace was established in 1999, a special concert (the first classical concert…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Music Activities, Conflict
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Phuthego, Mothusi – International Journal of Music Education, 2005
This article looks at the indigenous music of Botswana as an African musical idiom, to illustrate common aspects between approaches to teaching and learning music in African societies and the Jaques-Dalcroze approach. The author argues that a strong foundation exists in African musical practices upon which the Dalcroze approach can build. That…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods