Advances in Social-Psychology and Music Education Research
This Festschrift honors the career of Charles P. Schmidt on the occasion of his retirement from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. His main research focus has been the social-psychology of music education, including the subtopics of motivation in music learning, applied music teaching behaviors, and personality and cognitive styles in music teaching and learning. The chapters in this volume recognize the influence of Schmidt as a researcher, a research reviewer, and a research mentor, and contribute to the advancement of the social-psychological model and to research standards in music education. These themes are developed by a stunning cast of music education scholars, including Hal Abeles, Don Coffman, Mary Cohen, Robert Duke, Patricia Flowers, Donna Fox, Victor Fung, Joyce Gromko, Jere Humphreys, Estelle Jorgensen, Anthony Kemp, Barbara Lewis, Clifford Madsen, Lissa May, Peter Miksza, Rudolf Radocy, Joanne Rutkowski, Wendy Sims, Keith Thompson, Kevin Watson, and Stephen Zdzinski. Their writings are presented in three sections: Social-Psychological Advances in Music Education, Social Environments for Music Education, and Advancing Effective Research in Music Education. This collection, edited by Patrice Madura Ward-Steinman, will prove invaluable for students and faculty in search of important research questions and models of research excellence.
'Advances in Social-Psychology and Music Education Research is a significant addition to the ever-growing body of music education literature. Its timely topics and its well-written chapters by many of the field's best authors make this an important holding in any music educator's professional library. Charles P. Schmidt's friends, colleagues, and students have indeed honored him in this significant document for music education.' Edward P. Asmus, University of Miami, USA 'A fascinating and important text that makes a major contribution to advancing music education research. Also, a very rewarding and enjoyable read.' Raymond MacDonald, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK '... these twenty illuminating chapters provide a broad overview of the current state of music education research and, more importantly, what we can do to make it better and more relevant. This is obviously a book aimed at academics, but it could provide an important reference base for teachers embarking on research. Although most chapters are written within the context of music teaching in the USA, many of the messages have a universal relevance.' Teaching Music '[This] deftly assembled compendium serves as both an eloquent tribute to one of the most influential figures in contemporary music education [Charles P. Schmidt] and ... a vital précis of the subject's accelerating development.' Music Teacher