Democracy and Music Education: Liberalism, Ethics, and the Politics of Practice / Edition 1

Democracy and Music Education: Liberalism, Ethics, and the Politics of Practice / Edition 1

by Paul G. Woodford
     
 

On the basis of Dewey’s principles, Paul G. Woodford explores the social foundation of current music education practices in the context of democratic values of freedom, creativity, and contribution to society. He then critiques the means by which this ideal is learned by teachers and taught to students. Woodford concludes with recommendations for

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Overview

On the basis of Dewey’s principles, Paul G. Woodford explores the social foundation of current music education practices in the context of democratic values of freedom, creativity, and contribution to society. He then critiques the means by which this ideal is learned by teachers and taught to students. Woodford concludes with recommendations for acknowledging democratic and non-democratic values in music teaching, teacher training, and performance, and suggests steps toward a "liberal" music education.

Counterpoints: Music and Education—Estelle R. Jorgensen, editor

Indiana University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253217394
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2004
Series:
Counterpoints: Music and Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Sales rank:
1,487,008
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1. Intelligence in the World: John Dewey's Moral Project
2. Intelligence in the Musical World: Defining Liberalism Differently
3. Living in a Postmusical Age: Reclaiming the Concept of Abstract Reason
4. Music Education and the Culture Wars
5. Toward Reclaiming the Public Musical Sphere
6. Music Education as an Occasion for Intelligence
Notes
Bibliography
Index

Indiana University Press

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