The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research in American Music Education (Oxford Handbooks)

The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research in American Music Education (Oxford Handbooks)

By: Colleen M. Conway (editor)Hardback

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While qualitative research has become increasingly popular in music education over the last decade, there is no source that explains the terms, approaches and issues associated with this method. In The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research in American Music Education, editor Colleen Conway and the contributing music educators will provide that clarification, as well as models of qualitative studies within various music education disciplines. The handbook outlines the history of qualitative research in music education and explores the contemporary use of qualitative approaches in examining issues related to music teaching and learning. It includes 32 chapters and is divided into five parts. Part I defines qualitative research and examines historical, philosophical and ethical issues associated with its use in music education. Part II discusses ways of approaching qualitative research including: case study, ethnography, phenomenology, narrative inquiry, practitioner inquiry, and mixed methods. Ways of collecting and analyzing data are examined in the third part of the text (observations, interviews, document analysis, music as data and technology). Part IV examines various music teaching and learning contexts that have been studied using qualitative approaches including: early childhood, general, instrumental-band, instrumental-string, choral, preservice and inservice teacher education, adult and community settings, student with exceptionalities, underserved populations, and world music. The final section of the book tackles permission to conduct research, teacher qualitative research, publishing qualitative research and direction for the future. An ambitious and much-needed volume, this handbook will stand as a key resource for drawing meaning from the experiences of students and teachers in music classrooms and communities.

About Author

Colleen M. Conway has published over 80 articles in all of the major music education journals. She is currently Editor-in-Chief of Arts Education Policy Review. Books in print include: Great Beginnings for Music Teachers (2003); Handbook for the Beginning Music Teacher (2006); Teaching Music in Higher Education (2009); Handbook for the Music Mentor (2010); Curriculum and Assessment in Music Education (in press).


1 - Introduction. Colleen Conway ; Part One: Defining Qualitative Research in American Music Education ; 2- Qualitative Research in Music Education: Concepts, Goals, and Characteristics. Koji Matsunobu and Liora Bresler ; 3 - History of Qualitative Research American Music Education. Colleen Conway and Chad West ; 4 - Epistemology and Qualitative Research in Music Education. Randall Allsup ; 5 - Theoretical Frameworks in Music Education Qualitative Research. John Scheib ; 6 - Changing the Conversation: Considering Quality in Music Education Qualitative Research. Mitchell Robinson ; Part Two: Variety in Qualitative Approaches in Music Education ; 7 - Case Study Research in Music Education. Janet Barrett ; 8 - Ethnographic Research in Music Education. Patti Krueger ; 9 - Phenomenological Research in Music Education. Ryan Hourigan and Scott Edgar ; 10 - Narrative Inquiry in Music Education. Sandra Stauffer ; 11 - Practitioner Inquiry in Music Education. Janet Robbins ; 12 - Use of Qualitative Research Within Mixed Methods Designs. Kate Fitzpatrick ; Part Three: Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis in Music Education ; 13 - Collecting and Analyzing Observation of Music Teaching and Learning Data. Margaret Schmidt ; 14 - Conducting and Analyzing Individual Interviews. Kathryn Roulston ; 15 - Conducting and Analyzing Focus Group Interview Data. John Eros ; 16 - Collecting, Generating, and Analyzing Multimodal and Multimedia Data: From Journals to Video Recordings. Evan Tobias ; 17 - Uses of Technology in Music Education Qualitative Research. Peter Webster ; 18 - Music-Making as Data: Collection and Analysis. Kristen Pellegrino ; Part Four: Qualitative Research Within Selected Areas of Music Education ; 19 - Early Childhood Music Education. Alison Reynolds ; 20 - General Music. Ann Marie Stanley ; 21- Instrumental Music. Chad West ; 22 - Instrumental Music. Margaret Berg ; 23 - Choral Music. Bridget Sweet ; 24 - Critical Analysis of Qualitative Research on Learning to Teach Music In Preservice Music Teacher Education. Mark Campbell and Linda Thompson ; 25 - Music Teacher Professional Development. Colleen Conway and Scott Edgar ; 26 - Adult and Community Music Education. Nathan Kruse and Erin Hansen ; 27 - Qualitative Research Examining Students with Exceptionalities in Music Education. Ryan Hourigan ; 28 - Qualitative Research to Examine Underserved Populations. Bruce Carter ; 29 - World Music in the Music Education Classroom. Yiannis Miralis ; Part Five: Ethics, Publishing and the Future of Qualitative Research in Music Education ; 30 - Ethics and Qualitative Research in Music Education. Judy Birk and Cynthia Shindledecker ; 31 - The Politics of Publication: Voices, Venues and Ethics. Mitchell Robinson ; 32 - Qualitative Research Experientially and Aesthetically. Liora Bresler ; 33 - Future Possibilities for Qualitative Research in Music Education. Janet Barrett

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  • ISBN13: 9780199844272
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 696
  • ID: 9780199844272
  • weight: 1198
  • ISBN10: 0199844275

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