Promising Practices in 21st Century Music Teacher Education (Paperback)
  • Promising Practices in 21st Century Music Teacher Education (Paperback)

Promising Practices in 21st Century Music Teacher Education (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 23/10/2014
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Music teacher education is under heavy criticism for failing to keep pace with the changing needs and interests of 21st century learners. Technological innovations, evolving demographics in the school age population, and students' omnipresent access to music and music making all suggest that contemporary teaching and learning occurs in environments that are much more complex than those of the 19th century that served as music education's primary model. This book surveys emerging music and education landscapes to present a sampling of the promising practices of music teacher education that may serve as new models for the 21st century. Contributors explore the delicate balance between curriculum and pedagogy, the power structures that influence music education at all levels, the role of contemporary musical practices in teacher education, and the communication challenges that surround institutional change. Models of programs that feature in-school, out-of-school and beyond school contexts, lifespan learning perspectives, active juxtapositions of formal and informal approaches to teaching and learning, student-driven project-based fieldwork, and the purposeful employment of technology and digital media as platforms for authentic music engagement within a contemporary participatory culture are all offered as springboards for innovative practice.

Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
ISBN: 9780199384754
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 360 g
Dimensions: 234 x 169 x 18 mm

This is perhaps the most important book in music teacher education for North America in over fifty years. Hopefully the words of these fine authors will be read, debated, and acted upon as we realign music teacher education and all of collegiate music instruction with the realities of our exciting contemporary age. * Peter R. Webster, Ph.D., Scholar-in-Residence, Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California *
The authors of this book require us to examine the profession through lenses that embrace tradition and innovation, and demand us to cultivate habits of mind that engage with agency. Through discourse, and descriptions of models, the why, what, how, where, when, and to whom are placed within situated contexts for further examination. * Betty Anne Younker, Dean, Professor of Music Education, Don Wright Faculty of Music, The University of Western Ontario *
This is a book for change agents by change agents. Kaschub and Smith invite readers to consider the cost of professional inaction, while vividly illustrating new ways to teach and learn music. * Randall Everett Allsup, Associate Professor of Music Education, Teachers College Columbia University *

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