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Transforming Music Education

Transforming Music Education

by Estelle R. Jorgensen
     
 

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"Brilliant . . . important reading for those who teach music, who write the curricular plans for teaching it, and who guide prospective teachers to the profession . . . It is a must-read, for it awakens thoughts about why we teach and how." —Patricia Campbell, University of Washington
This quintet of thought-provoking essays examines reasons why

Overview

"Brilliant . . . important reading for those who teach music, who write the curricular plans for teaching it, and who guide prospective teachers to the profession . . . It is a must-read, for it awakens thoughts about why we teach and how." —Patricia Campbell, University of Washington
This quintet of thought-provoking essays examines reasons why transformation in music education is justified, examines the nature of education and musical transformation, and suggests alternatives that address the issues of our time. The book is addressed to current and future music teachers, those who train them, and all who are interested in participating in transforming music education.

Author Biography: Estelle R. Jorgensen is Professor of Music in the School of Music, Indiana University, where she teaches courses in the foundation of music education. Editor of Philosophy of Music Education Review, founding chair of the Philosophy Special Research Interest Group of MENC-National Association for Music Education, author of In Search of Music Education and frequent contributor to leading journals in music education, and to several international symposia in the philosophy of music education.

Editorial Reviews

B.J. Music
"Estelle Jorgensen's voice is distinctive, challenging and immensely refreshing." —Susan Young, B. J. Music Ed.

— Susan Young, University of Surrey Roehampton

Music Educators Journal
The author thinks outside of the traditional box and considers the child holistically.JaNell Koskie, Waterford (MI) School District, Music Educators Journal, Vol. 90, No. 2 Nov. 2003

— JaNell Koskie, Waterford (MI) School District

Philosophy of Music Education Review

"This book will be of interest to a wide audience, including professors, teachers, students of music and music education, and those interested in the arts and their role in education.... offers a wealth of knowledge and insight from numerous perspectives, not just philosophical, but musical, educational, historical, cultural, sociological, and feminist. Jorgensen's eye is always on the world view as well." —Philosophy of Music Education Review

Music Education Research

"... a significant work of music education literature, one for any educator, politician, parent or activist hoping to create change in our schools." —Music Education Research

Choice

"Jorgensen's book will serve the discipline of music education best as an impetus for discussion by those who have the authority to affect change.... Recommended." —Choice

J. P. Ambrose

Jorgensen (Indiana Univ.) believes that music education has been adversely affected by mass media and popular culture and needs to be reformed. She argues that knowledge of both aesthetic and practical aspects of music is in decline and the general population can no longer read music, sing in parts, or even carry a melody. She takes a dialectical approach to problem solving in offering images of transformation—investigating the truth through debate and discussion and accepting and practicing diverse methods to achieve a comprehensive musical education that will affect society in positive ways. An examination of potential suggests role shifts to meet expectations. In extensive footnotes Jorgensen provides suggestions for readings that enhance her arguments and help lead readers to the next step—a comprehensive and specific curriculum evolving from a healthy debate that results in a new methodology based on the best and most creative aspects of the many methods in current practice. Jorgensen's book will serve the discipline of music education best as an impetus for discussion by those who have the authority to affect change. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers, faculty, and professionals.J. P. Ambrose, emerita, University of Vermont, 2003jul CHOICE

B. J. Music Ed. - Susan Young

"Estelle Jorgensen's voice is distinctive, challenging and immensely refreshing." —Susan Young, B. J. Music Ed.

Music Educators Journal - JaNell Koskie

The author thinks outside of the traditional box and considers the child holistically.JaNell Koskie, Waterford (MI) School District, Music Educators Journal, Vol. 90, No. 2 Nov. 2003

Patricia Shehan Campbell

"Brilliant... important reading for those who teach music, who write the curricular plans for teaching it, and who guide prospective teachers to the profession.... It is a must-read, for it awakens thoughts about why we teach and how." —Patricia Shehan Campbell, University of Washington

From the Publisher
"This book will be of interest to a wide audience, including professors, teachers, students of music and music education, and those interested in the arts and their role in education.... offers a wealth of knowledge and insight from numerous perspectives, not just philosophical, but musical, educational, historical, cultural, sociological, and feminist. Jorgensen's eye is always on the world view as well." —Philosophy of Music Education Review

"Brilliant... important reading for those who teach music, who write the curricular plans for teaching it, and who guide prospective teachers to the profession.... It is a must-read, for it awakens thoughts about why we teach and how." —Patricia Shehan Campbell, University of Washington

"Estelle Jorgensen's voice is distinctive, challenging and immensely refreshing." —Susan Young, B. J. Music Ed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253109583
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2008
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
File size:
312 KB

Meet the Author

Estelle R. Jorgensen is Professor of Music at Indiana University, where she teaches courses in the foundation of music education. She is editor of Philosophy of Music Education Review, author of In Search of Music Education, and a frequent contributor to leading journals in music education.

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