Alternative Approaches in Music Education: Case Studies from the Field

Alternative Approaches in Music Education: Case Studies from the Field

By: Ann C. Clements (editor)Hardback

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Explore the creative ways music educators across the country are approaching emerging practices in music teaching and learning. Outlined in twenty-five unique case studies, each program offers a new perspective on music teaching and learning, often falling outside the standard music education curriculum. Find innovative ideas and models of successful practice to incorporate into your teaching, whether in school, university, or community settings. Close the gap between music inside and outside the music classroom and spark student interest. The diversity of these real-world case studies will inspire questioning and curiosity, stimulate lively discussion and innovation, and provide much food for thought. Designed for music teachers, preservice music education students, and music education faculty, this project was supported by Society for Music Teacher Education's (SMTE) Areas of Strategic Planning and Action on Critical Examination of the Curriculum, which will receive a portion of the proceeds.

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Ann C. Clements is associate professor of music education at the Pennsylvania State University where she teaches undergraduate courses in secondary general music methods, world and popular musics, materials and repertoire, and guitar techniques and graduate level courses in philosophy and sociology of music education. She also serves as the upper school general music teacher at the State College Friends School in State College, Pennsylvania, director of their children's Peace Choir, and director of the Foxdale Village Retirement Community Chorus.


Chapter 1 Preface Part 2 Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade Case Studies Chapter 3 Opening Spaces in the Instrumental Music Classroom Chapter 4 Guitar Class and the Popular Music Ensemble Chapter 5 Toward a New Conception of World Music Education: The Virtual Field Experience Chapter 6 Discovering World Music and Children's Worlds - Pedagogy Responding to Children's Learning Needs Chapter 7 The Lakewood Project: Rockin' Out with Informal Learning Chapter 8 Music Tech, Adaptive Music, and Rock Band 101: Engaging Middle School-Age Students in General Music Class Chapter 9 Rock 'n' Roll High School: A Genre Comes of Age in the Curriculum Chapter 10 Lead Lines, Licks and Everything In-between: Popular Music in a Preschool Music Classroom Chapter 11 Starting Young: Developing a Successful Instrumental Music Program in Kindergarten Chapter 12 Music in Cyberspace: Exploring New Models in Education Chapter 13 Exploring the Creation of Music through Film Scoring Chapter 14 Alternatives to Music Education: East Meets West in Music Education Chapter 15 Steel Drums in a Middle School Setting Chapter 16 Talkin' Turkey: Incorporating Music from Turkey in the Elementary General Music Class Chapter 17 Enhancing the Instrumental Music Program with Creativity Part 18 School to Community and Higher Education Case Studies Chapter 19 O Passo (The Step): A Critical Pedagogy for Music Education from Brazil Chapter 20 Cultural Bearers in the Children's Choral Ensemble Chapter 21 A Unique Collaboration: The Fairview Elementary School String Project Chapter 22 New Wine in Old Skins: Making Music with Older Adults Chapter 23 Compose Yourself: Older People and Garage Band Chapter 24 Democratic Jazz: Two Perspectives on a Collaborative Improvisation Jazz Workshop Chapter 25 If the Shoe Fits ... Tapping into the Potential of an Undergraduate Peer Teaching Experience to Promote Music-Teacher and Music-Teacher-Educator Socialization and Identity Chapter 26 Crossing Borders: Building Bridges for an International Exchange in Music Teacher Education Chapter 27 The Rock Project: Informal Learning in Secondary General Methods Chapter 28 Rekindling the Playful Spirit: Learning to Teach through Play

Product Details

  • publication date: 16/10/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781607098553
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 330
  • ID: 9781607098553
  • weight: 658
  • ISBN10: 1607098555

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