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Wang, Jui-Ching – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2019
To respond to the current advocacy of a transcultural inquiry into music education philosophy rooted deeply in Western civilization, the primary purpose of this essay is to provide a broader alternative to examine the phenomena of music teaching and learning to bridge the philosophical gap between the West and the East. This essay also attempts to…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Philosophy, Teaching Methods, Western Civilization
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Perrine, William Michael – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2017
In 1997 the Tenth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that school officials at West High School did not violate Rachel Bauchman's constitutional rights by including Christian religious music as part of its curriculum, or by staging school performances at religious sites. Three philosophical questions are investigated in this paper: whether the…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Public Schools
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Perrine, William M. – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2013
On September 9, 2009, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that officials from Everett School District #2 in Mill Creek, Washington did not violate student Kathryn Nurre's constitutional rights to free speech by denying the Jackson High School Wind Ensemble the opportunity to perform an instrumental version of Franz Biebl's "Ave…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, State Church Separation, Constitutional Law, Art Expression
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Perrine, William M. – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2013
On September 9, 2009, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that officials from Everett School District #2 in Mill Creek, Washington did not violate student Kathryn Nurre's constitutional rights to free speech by denying the Jackson High School Wind Ensemble the opportunity to perform an instrumental version of Franz Biebl's Ave Maria at…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Civil Rights, Freedom of Speech, Musical Instruments
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Jorgensen, Estelle R. – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2011
This essay examines Alfred North Whitehead's claim that education should be construed as religious, and by extension, that music education should be religious. The analysis of questions relating to Whitehead's understanding of the notion of "religious," the defensibility of his claim, and its implications for notions of spirituality and…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Religious Factors, Religion
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Carr, David – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2010
Moral significance has been attributed to music from antiquity: for example, both Plato and Aristotle made much of the power of music to influence and shape moral character. However, it would also seem often assumed that music and musical experience have some kind of spiritual significance or value for human development. The present paper sets out…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Spiritual Development, Moral Values
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Yob, Iris M. – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2010
The basic thesis explored in this paper is that rather than seeing spirituality as a byproduct of music, the other arts, and religion, music, the other arts, and religion might be seen as a byproduct of spirituality--hence, the proposition that music is a language of spirituality. If that is the case, there are twin dangers: talk of "wholism" can…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Music Education, Music, Religion
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Palmer, Anthony J. – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2010
Spirituality and religion are not synonymous and, in fact, require not only different definitions but also appropriate vocabulary. A deeper discussion of the issues concerning spirituality ensues in several sections: 1) fundamental differences between spirituality and religion; 2) brain operations relative to transcendent states; 3) a definition…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Religion, Religious Factors
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Apostolos-Cappadona, Diane – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 1995
Argues that both religion and the arts provide primary evidence for understanding human history. Maintains that the marginalization of both subjects denies students insights into some of the fundamental subjective experiences of humankind. Provides a few examples of the interconnection between the arts and religion. (MJP)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Aesthetic Values, Audience Response, Cultural Literacy
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Yob, Iris M. – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 1995
Discusses religious music as an extraordinarily rich resource supplementing multicultural education. Considers the divisive and problematic nature of some religious music, exemplified by a trio of Jewish students refusal to sing "St. John's Passion" because of alleged antisemitism in the text. Presents a concise overview of cultural…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Anti Semitism, Cultural Background, Cultural Context
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Caswell, Austin – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 1995
Presents a fascinating comparison of the musical styles and respective theologies between an Anglican church service and a black fundamentalist service. Maintains that the Anglican service depends on a logocentric vision of the world, separating emotion from intellect. The black church exemplifies a more holistic, transcendent experience. (MJP)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Aesthetic Values, Black Community, Black Culture
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Palmer, Anthony J. – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 1995
Examines spirituality in music, not as a historical perspective, but as an essential, experiential component. Discusses transcendent states engendered in religion, music, and art. Calls for a new conceptualization of arts education and curriculum incorporating spirituality into humanistic education and self actualization. (MJP)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Aesthetic Values, Cultural Literacy, Educational Innovation