Pictures of Music Education

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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 372 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 25.4mm | 521.63g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 15 b&w illus.
  • 0253222982
  • 9780253222985
  • 828,670

About Estelle R. Jorgensen

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.
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Review quote

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 * In an important sense, this book models what it means and implies for music educators and their pupils to think more 'dialogically, dialectically, dynamically, and inclusively about the worlds of music education.' It is less about 'what' as 'how' to think about music education and, as such, should be viewed as an important resource for pre-service music teachers especially. * Philosophy of Music Education Review *
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