Transforming Music Education

Transforming Music Education

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This quintet of essays examines the reasons why music education should be transformed, investigates the nature of education and musical transformation, and suggests alternative educational models and strategies. Estelle Jorgensen frames her argument for new approaches against the backdrop of historical musical and educational practice and draws on literature from various fields. Transforming Music Education is addressed to current and future music teachers, those who train them, and all who are interested in revolutionizing music more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 12.7mm | 294.83g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253215609
  • 9780253215604
  • 900,478

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. . . a significant work of music education literature, one for any educator, politician, parent or activist hoping to create change in our schools.Vol. 7.2 July 2005 -- Amylia C. Burnett * Graduate Student, Teachers College, Columbia University * 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 * Estelle Jorgensen's voice is distinctive, challenging and immensely refreshing.Vol. 20.3 2003 -- Susan Young * University of Surrey Roehampton * 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.12.2 Fall 2004 -- Carolyn Livingston * University of Rhode Island *show more

About Estelle R. Jorgensen

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 more

Table of contents

PrefaceAcknowledgements1. Setting the Stage2. Justifying Transformation3. Transforming Education4. Transforming Music5. Creating AlternativesNotesIndexshow more

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