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Perrine, William M. – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2019
The pedagogical aim of liberation, as drawn from critical pedagogy, poses significant philosophical problems. In this paper, I argue that the fundamental right to direct the education of children rests with the family situated within a particular local community. This authority is then delegated to the state through the institution of the school…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Critical Theory, Educational Philosophy, Moral Values
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Hedgecoth, David M. – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2019
Over the past quarter century, charter schools have evolved from a fringe educational philosophy to a prominent academic option for American school children and their families. While the history and political positioning of charter schools have been well documented, the tenet of choice continues to be central in the debate regarding the merit of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Charter Schools, Decision Making, Educational Philosophy
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Richerme, Lauren Kapalka – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2019
Contemporary music education leaders suggest ambiguous definitions of "diversity," often assuming it both unquestionably good and compatible with equity. The purpose of this inquiry is to explore the assumptions underlying such discourse. First, I use the legal history of diversity in education to examine the American National…
Descriptors: Music Education, Equal Education, Access to Education, Educational History
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González Ben, Antía – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2018
In the last two decades, Spain's general music education curriculum has moved beyond the exaltation of so-called Western art music to also include some instances of non-Western musical traditions. This process of diversification is often articulated as entirely positive. The present paper interrogates such discourses, following a post-structural,…
Descriptors: Music Education, Multicultural Education, Discourse Analysis, Educational Policy
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Brenner, Brenda – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2010
This essay will address the question of the value of string education by first examining arguments offered on behalf of string education in schools, and noting their somewhat mixed value. Then a set of arguments will be presented that may have greater promise. The focal point will be the establishment of excellence in string teaching and playing.…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Music Education, Teaching Methods, Elementary Secondary Education
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Koza, Julia Eklund – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2006
In recent years saving the music has become a favorite project of major corporations, especially as privatization of public schooling has gained momentum. Here, the author presents examples of these projects like the corporate-sponsored initiative "VH1 Save the Music" which claims helping flailing school music programs. Among other things, she…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Music Education, Public Schools, Corporate Support