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Exceptional Music Pedagogy for Children with Exceptionalities: International Perspectives

Exceptional Music Pedagogy for Children with Exceptionalities: International Perspectives

by Deborah VanderLinde Blair, Kimberly A. McCord
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Exceptional Music Pedagogy for Children with Exceptionalities offers readers in music education, music therapy, and music in special education communities a new, important, and globally-informed resource for effective music pedagogies. Volume editors Deborah VanderLinde Blair and Kimberly McCord have assembled here a diverse and international set of teachers and researchers. Each working outward from their own national perspectives, the chapter authors explore the histories of legislative initiatives, discuss the implementation of both mandates and teacher led creative strategies, and provide a vast array of pedagogical suggestions and scenarios that support teachers and communities who work with students with disabilities. Featuring chapters from a global set of education communities, the authors represent a wide range of pedagogical approaches for learners in a variety of contexts. This book is an important, expansive collection of practical expertise, and an invaluable resource to the special music education community across the globe.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190234577
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 11/20/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Deborah VanderLinde Blair is Associate Professor of Music Education and Coordinator of Undergraduate Music Education at Oakland University. She is a past chair of the National Association for Music Education Special Research Group on Children with Exceptionalities.

Kimberly McCord is Professor of Music Education at Illinois State University. She is the past chair of the ISME Commission on Music in Special Education, Music Therapy and Music Medicine and the founder and past chair of the National Association for Music Education Special Research Interest Group on Children with Exceptionalities.

Table of Contents

Judith Jellison

Deborah VanderLinde Blair

1. Music for All: Everyone has the Potential to Learn Music
Markku Kaikkonen

2. Twice Exceptional
Alice M. Hammel

3. How the Orff Approach Can Support Inclusive Music Teaching
Shirley Salmon

4. Lessons Learned from the Prism Project: Pedagogical Viewpoints in Music Education for Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Ryan Hourigan

5. Assistive Technology to Support Students in Accessing the Music Curriculum
Emily H. Watts, Kimberly McCord, & Deborah V. Blair

6. SoundOUT: Examining the Role of Accessible Interactive Music Technologies within Inclusive Music Ensembles in Cork City, Ireland
Grainne McHale

7. Music Activities for Children with Disabilities: An Example from Taiwan
Liza Lee

8. Behavioral Issues in the Music Classroom: Promoting the Successful Engagement of All Students
Alice Ann Darrow and Mary Adamek

9. Specified Learning Disabilities and Music Education
Kimberly McCord

10. Including Students with Disabilities in Instrumental Ensembles
Christine M. Lapka

11. Music for Children with Hearing Loss
Alan Gertner and Lyn Schraer-Joiner

12. Reading Acquisition Frameworks for Music and Language: Layering Elements of Literacy for Students with Exceptionalities
Elaine Bernstorf

13. Understanding the U.S. Individualized Education Program Model
Kimberly VanWeelden

14. Special Education and Special Music Education Outside of the United States
Kimberly McCord


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