Pictures of Music Education

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Estelle R. Jorgensen's latest work is an exploratory look into the ways we practice and represent music education through the metaphors and models that appear in everyday life. These metaphors and models serve as entry points into a deeper understanding of music education that moves beyond literal ways of thinking and doing and allows for a more creative embodiment of musical thought. Seeing the reader as a partner in the creation of meaning, Jorgensen intends for this book to be experienced by, rather than dictated to, the reader. Jorgensen’s hope is that the intersections of art and philosophy, and metaphor and model can provide a richer and more imaginative view of music education.

Indiana University Press

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"As a first step in 'delineating the lines of more robust theoretical frames for comparative approaches to music education', this may well prove to be a landmark book. Fresh, vital and invaluable." —Music Teacher
Music Teacher

"As a first step in 'delineating the lines of more robust theoretical frames for comparative approaches to music education', this may well prove to be a landmark book. Fresh, vital and invaluable." —Music Teacher

Randall Everett Allsup

"Jorgensen breaks new ground by capturing in poetic, metaphoric, and imaginative ways the competing and contradictory relationships that make up our everyday work." —Randall Everett Allsup, Teachers College, Columbia University

Mary Reichling

"With the freshest approach in years, Jorgensen moves beyond the semantic and literal confines of language offering readers a quite original approach to the meaning and practice of music education. Her repertory consists in the brilliant exposition of 12 metaphors and models accompanied by Hodson’s elegantly crafted drawings. Moving beyond earlier writings, Jorgensen provides unique ways to imagine and conceptualize music teaching and learning. Readers are challenged to blend philosophical and practical considerations while exploring a panorama of possibilities for rethinking the meaning and purpose of pedagogy and performance…a must read for music students and veteran teachers alike." —Mary Reichling, School of Music, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

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Meet the Author

Estelle R. Jorgensen is Professor of Music at the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University Bloomington. She is author of In Search of Music Education; Transforming Music Education (IUP, 2003); and The Art of Teaching Music (IUP, 2008). She is editor of Philosophy of Music Education Review.

Indiana University Press

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Table of Contents

Preface IX

Acknowledgments XIII

1 Metaphor and Model 1

2 Boutique and Consumption 17

3 Village and Community 35

4 Artist and Apprenticeship 53

5 Revolutionary and Transgression 72

6 Factory and Production 91

7 Garden and Growth 111

8 Therapist and Healing 131

9 Court and Rule 151

10 Seashore and Energy 171

11 Home and Informality 191

12 Guide and Pedagogy 211

13 Web and Connectivity 231

14 Picture and Practice 251

Notes 271

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