1st Edition

Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies in Music Education
Expanding Culturally Responsive Teaching to Sustain Diverse Musical Cultures and Identities

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ISBN 9780367568191
September 30, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
176 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations

USD $160.00

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Book Description

This volume problematizes the historic dominance of Western classical music education and posits culturally sustaining pedagogy (CSP) as a framework through which music curricula can better serve increasingly diverse student populations.

By detailing a qualitative study conducted in an urban high school in the US, the volume illustrates how traditional approaches to music education can inhibit student engagement and learning. Moving beyond culturally responsive teaching, the volume goes on to demonstrate how enhancing teachers’ understanding of alternative musical epistemologies can support them in embracing CSP in the music classroom. This new theoretical and pedagogical framework reconceptualizes current practices to better sustain the musical cultures of the minoritized.

This text will benefit researchers, academics, and educators with an interest in music education, multicultural education, and urban education more broadly. Those specifically interested in ethnomusicology and classroom practice will also benefit from this book.

Table of Contents

Part I: Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy 1: The Importance of Theory, 2: Why Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy for Music Education? Part II: Historical Overview of Today’s Music Classroom 3: Music and the ‘Civilizing’ Mission, 4: Music and the ‘Civilizing’ Mission in the United States, 5: Character Improvement and Music Education in the United States, 6: Music Education Standardization and Codification Part III: Today’s Music Classroom 7: How do our Normalized Practices Impact Children Today? 8: Tow Music Teaching Approaches 9: How do Students describe a Meaningful Music Classroom? Part IV: Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy in Music Education 10: Musical Epistemology and Music Education Part V: Moving Forward Toward Culturally Sustaining Music Pedagogy 11: Practical Implications for the Music Classroom 12: Towards a Framework for Culturally Sustaining Music Pedagogy

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Emily Good-Perkins is an Instructor of Voice and Vocal Pedagogy at Marian University, USA. She is also the founder and Executive Director for the non-profit organization, Voicing Futures.