Exceptional Music Pedagogy for Children with Exceptionalities: International Perspectives offers readers in music education, music therapy, and music in special education communities a new, important, and globally-informed resource for effective music pedagogies in theory and practice. Volume editors Deborah Blair and Kimberly McCord have assembled here a collection of never-before-published chapters written by a diverse and international set of teachers and
researchers in music education for children with exceptionalities. 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 special learners.
Featuring rich descriptions of music teaching and learning approaches in concert with scenarios of how practices play out in the classrooms across the globe, the book gives readers the opportunity to learn from other global settings and, on this basis, to reflect and re-envision the ways that teaching and learning may be fostered in their own music classrooms or research settings. Chapters include U. S. and international special education law, social justice and disability in music, using the
Orff Approach in inclusive and self-contained classes, assistive technology and use of innovative technologies to engage children and adults in active music making. In addition, the book offers novice and veteran teachers and teacher educators alike a sophisticated understanding of specific
disabilities and strategies for music classroom teaching and learning.
Throughout, chapter authors provide theoretical frames with applications for practice that readers will be able to connect to their own educational contexts. With chapters from such diverse music education communities as Finland, Taiwan, Ireland, and Germany, the book adds important new perspectives. The authors and editors represent a wide range of pedagogical approaches for learners in a variety of contexts, and this book is an important, expansive collection of practical expertise, an
invaluable resource to the special music education community across the globe.
Deborah VanderLinde Blair is Associate Professor of Music Education and Coordinator of Undergraduate Music Education at Oakland University, Rochester, MI. She also serves as Associate Editor for the International Journal of Education and the Arts. 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.
Foreword ; Judith Jellison ; Preface ; 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 ; Index