Sociology for Music Teachers

Practical Applications

Author: Hildegard Froehlich,Gareth Dylan Smith

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315402335

Category: Music

Page: 208

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Sociology for Music Teachers: Practical Applications, Second Edition, outlines the basic concepts relevant to understanding music teaching and learning from a sociological perspective. It demonstrates the relationship of music to education, schooling and society, and examines the consequences for making instructional choices in teaching methods and repertoire selection. The authors look at major theories, and concepts relevant to music education, texts in the sociology of music, and thoughts of selected ethnomusicologists and sociologists. The new edition takes a more global approach than was the case in the first edition and includes the application of sociological theory to contexts beyond the classroom. The Second Edition: Presents major theories in ethnomusicology, both traditional and contemporary. Takes a global approach by presenting a variety of teaching practices beyond those found in the United States. Emphasizes music education in a traditional classroom setting, but also applies specific constructs to studio teaching situations in conservatories (with private lessons) and community music. Provides recommendations for teaching practices by addressing popular music in school music curricula, suggests inclusionary projects that explore musical styles and repertoire of the past and present, and connects school to community music practices of varying kinds. Contains an increased number of suggestions for projects and discussions among the students using the book.

Sociology for Music Teachers

Perspectives for Practice

Author: Professor Emeritus of Music Education at University of Illinois and Adjunct Professor of Music Education Richard Colwell,Richard Colwell,Hildegard Froehlich

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317344065

Category: Music

Page: 128

View: 8152

For upper level undergraduate and introductory graduate and doctoral courses in music education. Outlining the basic aspects, constructs and concepts relevant to understanding music teaching and learning from a sociological perspective, this volume introduces students to the discipline as a tool in understanding their own work. The text shows how certain academics in music, sociology and education have thought about the relationship of music to education, schooling and society and examines the consequences of such thinking for making instructional choices in teaching methods and repertoire selection. School music teaching is imbedded in two major societal traditions: (1) the tradition of music making, listening, and responding; and (2) the tradition of education as a societal mandate. The first tradition holds firmly to music artistry and musicological scholarship, the latter of which includes music sociology. The second tradition, that of education as a field of study, relies mostly on pedagogical principles rooted equally in psychology and sociology. Hildegard Froehlich bases the book upon the premise that a music teacher's work is equally shaped by both traditions. The more music teachers become aware of how societal structures shape their own lives as well as the lives of their students, colleagues, and superiors; the more "reality-based" their teaching will become. Society is a composite of communities in which different social classes, groups, and reference groups co-exist-to varying degrees of compatibility due to real or perceived differences in norms and values as well as hierarchies of power. Informed or intuitive choices made by an individual indicate allegiances to particular groups, how those groups are structured hierarchically; and where and how each individual fits into those hierarchies. This is true for the music world as it is true for the world of education.

Sociology for Music Teachers

Perspectives for Practice

Author: Richard Colwell,Hildegard Froehlich

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317344057

Category: Music

Page: 128

View: 5791

For upper level undergraduate and introductory graduate and doctoral courses in music education. Outlining the basic aspects, constructs and concepts relevant to understanding music teaching and learning from a sociological perspective, this volume introduces students to the discipline as a tool in understanding their own work. The text shows how certain academics in music, sociology and education have thought about the relationship of music to education, schooling and society and examines the consequences of such thinking for making instructional choices in teaching methods and repertoire selection. School music teaching is imbedded in two major societal traditions: (1) the tradition of music making, listening, and responding; and (2) the tradition of education as a societal mandate. The first tradition holds firmly to music artistry and musicological scholarship, the latter of which includes music sociology. The second tradition, that of education as a field of study, relies mostly on pedagogical principles rooted equally in psychology and sociology. Hildegard Froehlich bases the book upon the premise that a music teacher's work is equally shaped by both traditions. The more music teachers become aware of how societal structures shape their own lives as well as the lives of their students, colleagues, and superiors; the more "reality-based" their teaching will become. Society is a composite of communities in which different social classes, groups, and reference groups co-exist-to varying degrees of compatibility due to real or perceived differences in norms and values as well as hierarchies of power. Informed or intuitive choices made by an individual indicate allegiances to particular groups, how those groups are structured hierarchically; and where and how each individual fits into those hierarchies. This is true for the music world as it is true for the world of education.

Sociology and Music Education

Author: Ruth Wright

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351548352

Category: Music

Page: 328

View: 6998

Sociology and Music Education addresses a pressing need to provide a sociological foundation for understanding music education. The music education community, academic and professional, has become increasingly aware of the need to locate the issues facing music educators within a broader sociological context. This is required both as a means to deeper understanding of the issues themselves and as a means to raising professional consciousness of the macro issues of power and politics by which education is often constrained. The book outlines some introductory concepts in sociology and music education and then draws together seminal theoretical insights with examples from practice with innovative applications of sociological theory to the field of music education. The editor has taken great care to select an international community of experienced researchers and practitioners as contributors who reflect current trends in the sociology of music education in Europe and the UK. The book concludes with an Afterword by Christopher Small.

The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Music Education

Author: Gareth Dylan Smith,Zack Moir,Matt Brennan,Shara Rambarran,Phil Kirkman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131704200X

Category: Music

Page: 490

View: 8262

Popular music is a growing presence in education, formal and otherwise, from primary school to postgraduate study. Programmes, courses and modules in popular music studies, popular music performance, songwriting and areas of music technology are becoming commonplace across higher education. Additionally, specialist pop/rock/jazz graded exam syllabi, such as RockSchool and Trinity Rock and Pop, have emerged in recent years, meaning that it is now possible for school leavers in some countries to meet university entry requirements having studied only popular music. In the context of teacher education, classroom teachers and music-specialists alike are becoming increasingly empowered to introduce popular music into their classrooms. At present, research in Popular Music Education lies at the fringes of the fields of music education, ethnomusicology, community music, cultural studies and popular music studies. The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Music Education is the first book-length publication that brings together a diverse range of scholarship in this emerging field. Perspectives include the historical, sociological, pedagogical, musicological, axiological, reflexive, critical, philosophical and ideological.

The Music Learning Profiles Project

Let's Take This Outside

Author: Radio Cremata,Joseph Michael Pignato,Bryan Powell,Gareth Dylan Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351796615

Category: Music

Page: 134

View: 4965

The Music Learning Profiles Project: Let’s Take This Outside uses ethnographic techniques and modified case studies to profile musicians active in a wide range of musical contexts not typically found in traditional music education settings. The book illuminates diverse music learning practices in order to impact music education in classrooms. It goes on to describe the Music Learning Profiles Project, a group of scholars dedicated to developing techniques to explore music learning, which they call "flash study analysis." Twenty musicians were interviewed, invited to talk about what they do, how they learned to do it, and prompted to: Identify key learning experiences Discuss their involvement in formal learning environments Predict how they see musicking practices passing to a future generation The Music Learning Profiles Project offers a nuanced understanding of the myriad approaches to music learning that have emerged in the early part of the twenty-first century.

Compassionate Music Teaching

A Framework for Motivation and Engagement in the 21st Century

Author: Karin S. Hendricks

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475837348

Category: Education

Page: 210

View: 2285

Compassionate Music Teaching provides a framework for music teaching in the 21st century by outlining qualities, skills, and approaches to meet the needs of a unique and increasingly diverse generation of students. The text focuses on how six qualities of compassion (trust, empathy, patience, inclusion, community, and authentic connection) have made an impact in human lives, and how these qualities might relate to the practices of caring and committed music teachers. This book bridges the worlds of research and practice, discussing cutting-edge topics while also offering practical strategies that can be used immediately in music studios and classrooms. Each chapter is addressed from multiple perspectives, including: research in music, education, psychology, sociology, and related fields; insights from various students and teachers across the United States; and an in-depth study of five music teachers who represent a broad range of genres, student ages, and pedagogical approaches. The book is dedicated to exploring those conditions that help students not only to learn, but also to grow, thrive, and freely express—and become compassionate musicians, teachers, performers, and people as well.

Grammar Survival for Primary Teachers

A Practical Toolkit

Author: Jo Shackleton

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351978888

Category: Education

Page: 94

View: 7754

Are you grappling with grammar? Are you perplexed by punctuation? Do you find it a constant challenge to keep your pupils engaged while teaching grammar effectively? Focusing on what you need to know in the classroom, Grammar Survival for Primary Teachers provides you with all of the knowledge and practical advice you’ll need to teach grammar and punctuation effectively. Based on a successful, tried-and-tested format, this new book is designed especially for primary teachers and focuses on the requirements of the English National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2. This book includes: clear explanations and examples of a range of different aspects of grammar and punctuation practical advice and teaching ideas for use in the classroom a strong focus on building knowledge and applying it to writing. Accessible and engaging, this new book will be essential reading for busy trainee, newly qualified and practising teachers alike. It is the perfect guide for those looking to improve both their pupils’ and their own understanding of grammar.

The Musical Classroom

Backgrounds, Models, and Skills for Elementary Teaching

Author: Carolynn A. Lindeman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351811169

Category: Music

Page: 402

View: 5478

The Musical Classroom: Backgrounds, Models, and Skills for Elementary Teaching, Ninth Edition, is designed for students majoring in elementary or music education. Through eight editions, this book has been a market leader in its field. Its goal has been to help teachers—some who may only have a limited background in music—prepare to make music a part of the daily lives of their students. The model lessons remain the centerpiece of the book's long-lasting success. Supported by a collection of children's songs from around the world, instructional information for learning to play basic instruments, and the theoretical, pedagogical, and practical backgrounds needed for reaching all learners, pre-service and in-service teachers can make their classrooms musical classrooms. NEW to the ninth edition: The 2014 National Core Music Standards Multiple curricular connections to other subjects Expanded soprano recorder instruction unit Addition of the QChord® with Autoharp®/Chromaharp® instruction unit Updated and expanded prekindergarten section A significant infusion of technology throughout the text Mallet-instrument ensemble accompaniments A companion website linking to music sources with numerous resources for both students and instructors

The Sociology of Education

A Systematic Analysis

Author: Jeanne H. Ballantine,Floyd M. Hammack,Associate Professor of Sociology Jenny Stuber,Jenny Stuber

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315299909

Category: Education

Page: 578

View: 3868

The Sociology of Education: A Systematic Analysis is a comprehensive and cross-cultural look at the sociology of education. This textbook gives a sociological analysis of education by incorporating a diverse set of theoretical approaches. The authors include practical applications and current educational issues to discuss the structure and processes that make education systems work as well as the role sociologists play in both understanding and bring about change. In addition to up-to-date examples and research, the eighth edition presents three chapters on inequality in educational access and experiences, where class, race and ethnicity, and gender are presented as separate (though intersecting) vectors of educational inequality. Each chapter combines qualitative and quantitative approaches and relevant theory; classics and emerging research; and micro- and macro-level perspectives.??

Planning to Teach Writing

A practical guide for primary school teachers

Author: Emma Caulfield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131754885X

Category: Education

Page: 244

View: 7220

Written by an experienced teacher and literacy consultant, Planning to Teach Writing offers an easy-to-use, tried-and-tested framework that will reduce teachers’ planning time while raising standards in writing. Using the circles planning approach, it provides fresh inspiration for teachers who want to engage and enthuse their pupils, with exciting and varied hooks into writing, including picture books, short stories, novels and films. Exploring effective assessment practice, each chapter puts the needs and interests of pupils at the forefront of planning, and models how to design units of work that will lead to high-quality writing outcomes in any primary school classroom. The book uses a simple formula for success: 1 Find the gaps in learning for your students. 2 Choose a hook that you know will engage your students. 3 Select a unit plan that you know will support you to get the best writing out of your students. 4 Tailor it. 5 Teach it! With a fantastic range of hooks to inspire teaching and learning, Planning to Teach Writing ensures successful planning that will maximise engagement, enjoyment and achievement. This book is an accessible and necessary resource for any teacher planning to teach writing in their classroom.

Learning with Music

Games and Activities for the Early Years

Author: Frances Turnbull

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317275330

Category: Education

Page: 266

View: 1694

Learning with Music offers an accessible introduction to music education theory for those working in the early years. Using real case studies and rich examples, the book provides practical suggestions to develop the formative ideas of music education, such as melody, rhythm, pulse and timbre, into games and activities for every early years setting. Chapters include a range of tried-and-tested lesson sequences and accompanying developmental benefits, allowing practitioners to confidently create tailor-made lesson plans and manage music sessions, ranging from one child through to larger groups. Each concept is grounded in child development theory, as well as music education theory, giving practitioners an insight into the research-based principles and priorities of music education for their own unique setting. With a clear focus on the benefits of teaching music from birth to preschool, Learning with Music is essential reading for all early years practitioners, as well as students on Early Childhood courses.

Foundations of Music Education

Author: Harold F. Abeles,Charles R. Hoffer,Robert H. Klotman

Publisher: Schirmer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 408

View: 3011

"Comprehensive, balanced, and up to date, this thoroughly revised second edition of Foundations of Music Education focuses on the fundamental issues that will affect the teaching and learning of music in the coming years. Featuring approximately forty percent new material and a ten-percent expansion, this edition incorporates the many events and trends of the last decade that have affected music education and education in general." "Written by three distinguished music educators, this carefully organized text explores the relationship between theory and practice in music teaching. From a comprehensive survey of the history, philosophy, and functions of music education to its social, psychological, and pedagogical aspects, the book presents the ideas that affect the teaching of music in any setting. The authors clearly explain the distinguishing features of leading schools of thought, interpret research findings, and critically examine the assumptions that underlie various approaches to curriculum and instruction." "Unique to this book are chapters that link current ideas in psychology, sociology, and social psychology to music education. How do social class, race, and other characteristics influence the responses of students to different types of music? How do cognitive and behavioral psychologists differ in their views of learning? In what ways do small-group interactions in the classroom affect the emergence of musical talent? These and many other issues are addressed here." "Indeed, Foundations of Music Education is notable for the attention it pays to trends in related fields of learning and the care with which such information is applied to contemporary music education. Included among its topics are attitude formation, creativity, cognitive processing, and behavioral techniques." "More practical topics are also given equal coverage: curriculum development, cultural pluralism, music for handicapped children, program evaluation, innovative approaches in assessment, accountability, critical thinking, computer-based instruction, and technology in music. A chapter on research in music education presents an analysis of a published article on practice conditions and performance accuracy, placing the basics of the scientific method at the student's disposal. The final chapter on teaching as a profession examines the emerging agenda for music educators in the 1990s and beyond. Each chapter ends with a concise summary, several study and discussion questions for class and individual use, suggested class activities for putting theory into practice, suggested additional readings, and complete bibliographic references." "Foundations of Music Education has long been regarded as the classic text in foundations courses, providing both a solid grounding in the development of music education and a forward look at the tools educators will need to master if music is to remain an essential part of American education. This newly revised edition will set the standard for music teaching in the decades to come."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Official Knowledge

Democratic Education in a Conservative Age

Author: Michael W. Apple

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415926149

Category: Education

Page: 220

View: 776

A powerful examination of the rightist resurgence in education and the challenges it presents to concerned educators, Official Knowledge analyzes the effects of conservative beliefs and strategies on educational policy and practice. Apple looks specifically at the conservative agenda's incursion into education through the curriculum, textbook adoption policies and the efforts of the private and business sectors to centralize its interests within schools. At the same time, however, he points out areas of hope for the future, showing how students and teachers have continued the struggle and are now successfully engaged in building more democratic education policies and practices. Finally, Apple writes in personal terms about his own teaching techniques and work with students which challenge some of the ideological and educational policies and practices of the Right.

Introduction and Practical Guide to Music Education

Author: Laura M. Dornberger,Katherine M. Levy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781516531080

Category: Music

Page: 200

View: 1545

Introduction and Practical Guide to Music Education provides students with comprehensive yet foundational knowledge of the music education profession. The book contains researched best practices for teaching music and guides readers through practical exercises to help them discover their own unique teaching style and approach. The text begins with a chapter that asks readers why they are considering a career in music education and also reveals the qualities of an effective music teacher. Later chapters provide students with a brief history of music education in the United States, introductions to educational psychology, sociology, and child development, practical advice for developing sound and successful lesson plans, strategies for teaching different types of students, tips for job interviews, and more. Each chapter includes references and discussion questions, and select chapters also feature a list of recommended readings for further exploration and independent learning. With emphasis on research and practical application, Introduction and Practical Guide to Music Education is a supportive and valuable guide for any student interested in a career in music education. Accessible and complete, the text is ideal for music seminars, music profession survey courses, and introductory music education courses. Laura M. Dornberger serves on the music education faculty at the State University of New York at Fredonia where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in elementary general music, child development, and music education philosophy and assessment. She has taught PK-12th grade general/vocal music, directed children's choirs, performed professionally as a soprano, and taught private voice and piano lessons. She has led professional development workshops for teachers in Cork, Ireland. She serves as a scorer for the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations, and she is a guest speaker and clinician on effective interviewing techniques. Katherine M. Levy, Ph.D. , is head of the music education area at the State University of New York at Fredonia. She earned her master's and doctorate degrees in music education from the University of Iowa. She has experience teaching beginning, middle, and high school instrumental music in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin and early childhood music in Iowa and Maryland. Dr. Levy is the founding music director of two New Horizons Band programs in which university students and music teachers work with amateur musicians aged 50 and older in music lessons, ensembles, and concert bands.

Creative Teaching for Creative Learning in Higher Music Education

Author: Elizabeth Haddon,Pamela Burnard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317158199

Category: Music

Page: 264

View: 9403

This edited volume explores how selected researchers, students and academics name and frame creative teaching and learning as constructed through the rationalities, practices, relationships, events, objects and systems that are brought to educational sites and developed by learning communities. The concept of creative learning questions the starting-points and opens up the outcomes of curriculum, and this frames creative teaching not only as a process of learning but as an agent of change. Within the book, the various creativities that are valued by different stakeholders teaching and studying in the higher music sector are delineated, and processes and understandings of creative teaching are articulated, both generally in higher music education and specifically through their application within the design of individual modules. This focus makes the text relevant to scholars, researchers and practitioners across many fields of music, including those working in musicology, composition, performance, music education, and music psychology. The book contributes new perspectives on our understanding of the role of creative teaching and learning and processes in creative teaching across the domain of music learning in higher music education sectors.

Developmental and Educational Psychology for Teachers

An applied approach

Author: Dennis McInerney,David Putwain

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317365666

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 1301

Developmental and Educational Psychology for Teachers brings together a range of evidence drawn from psychology to answer a number of critical educational questions, from basic questions of readiness – for example, when is a child ready for school, through to more complex matters, such as how does a teacher understand and promote good peer relationships in their classroom? The answers to these and other questions discussed draw here on the interplay between a teachers’ craft expertise and their knowledge of evidence and theory from developmental and educational psychology. Presenting a range of classic theories and contemporary research to help readers understand what the key issues are for teachers and other professionals, this book aides informed educational decisions in situations such as: inclusion, ability grouping, sex differences, developing creativity, home and peer influences on learning, and developing effective learners. Teachers in early years, primary and secondary settings are routinely faced with questions regarding the development of children. This not only relates to the planning and delivery of lessons, but also to the mental and physical wellbeing of the children and adolescents that they teach. The pedagogical features of this book are accessible and clearly presented, including focus questions that direct the reader’s attention to key issues, activity posts that point the reader to meaningful and relevant research and show the practical applications of material covered, and extension material that gives depth to many of the topics covered. This book aims to inform the practice of both in-service and trainee teachers, addressing issues that are relevant to their practice. With no other detailed and accessible text presenting this evidence and theory specifically for an audience of practicing and trainee teachers currently on the market, this book will be of essential reading to practicing and trainee teachers for early years, primary and secondary education and other related educational contexts such as educational psychologists, counsellors, paediatric and child doctors and nurses.

Culturally Responsive Teaching in Music Education

From Understanding to Application

Author: Vicki R. Lind,Constance McKoy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317600843

Category: Music

Page: 148

View: 5749

Culturally Responsive Teaching in Music Education presents teaching methods that are responsive to how different culturally specific knowledge bases impact learning. It is a pedagogy that recognizes the importance of including students’ cultural references in all aspects of learning. Designed to be a supplementary resource for teachers of undergraduate and graduate music education courses, the book provides examples in the context of music education, with theories presented in Section I and a review of teaching applications in Section II. Culturally Responsive Teaching in Music Education is an effort to answer the question: How can I teach music to my students in a way that is culturally responsive? This book serves several purposes, by: • Offering theoretical/philosophical frameworks of social justice • Providing practical examples of transferring theory into practice in music education • Illustrating culturally responsive pedagogy within the classroom • Demonstrating the connection of culturally responsive teaching to the school and larger community

Teaching Foundation Mathematics

A Guide for Teachers of Older Students with Learning Difficulties

Author: Nadia Naggar-Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134057377

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 8839

This fully photocopiable resource will provide essential materials for anyone teaching pre-entry or foundation Maths in secondary schools and further education. Teaching Foundation Mathematics is developed to provide age appropriate material for adult learners with moderate to severe learning difficulties and/or disabilities and for children, over twelve, with special needs. It will also prove useful to teachers training to work with these learners. Thirty ready-to-use lessons are at your fingertips in this book, complete with tutor’s notes, teaching objectives, detailed lesson plans and photocopiable worksheets, where appropriate. The lessons are divided into three areas – number, shape and measure.