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Benedict, Cathy – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2013
With the use of Bruner's concept of story, broad generalizations from the US, and political philosophy, this article suggests that comparisons between music programs throughout the world are meaningless unless we acknowledge how pervasive, insidious, and menacing is the rhetoric of the global market economy. Political philosophy is one process of…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Music Education, Comparative Analysis, Philosophy
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Benedict, Cathy – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2013
With the use of Bruner's concept of story, broad generalizations from the US, and political philosophy, this article suggests that comparisons between music programs throughout the world are meaningless unless we acknowledge how pervasive, insidious, and menacing is the rhetoric of the global market economy. Political philosophy is one…
Descriptors: Music Education, Comparative Education, Philosophy, Political Attitudes
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Allsup, Randall Everett; Benedict, Cathy – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2008
This article examines the educational function of the North American wind band program. Issues such as band education's methodological control, perceived lack of self-reflection or inquiry, its insecurity concerning program legitimacy, and the systemic fear that seems to permeate its history provide the framework for this exploration. With a…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Educational Philosophy, Musical Instruments
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Benedict, Cathy – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2007
This paper explores the ways in which music educators have allowed others outside of music education to name who and how they are in the world. Often comfortable with voicing advocacy and purpose from the status of second class citizen, music educators are complicit in the very processes of reproduction they wish to challenge. Seeking to address…
Descriptors: Music, Music Teachers, Music Education, Educational Theories