Sonic Studies in Educational Foundations: Echoes, Reverberations, Silences, Noise, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Sonic Studies in Educational Foundations

Echoes, Reverberations, Silences, Noise, 1st Edition

Edited by Walter S. Gershon, Peter M. Appelbaum


208 pages | 9 B/W Illus.

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Originally published as a special issue of Educational Studies, this volume demonstrates the ways in which sound considerations can significantly contribute to educational foundations.

Regardless of their origin or interpretation, sounds are theoretically and practically foundational to educational experiences. As the means through which knowledges are passed from one person to another, sounds outline the fluid, porous boundaries of educational ecologies. This book draws out and expands upon the already-present sonic metaphors that exist at the center of philosophical and historical foundations of educational studies. Contributions demonstrate the ethical dimensions of this line of inquiry, emphasizing the need for education to offer both a right to speak and to be heard in order to take on a truly democratic character. By highlighting emerging attention to sound scholarship in education, contributors attend to and otherwise explore sound possibilities for educational theory, policy, and practice.

This book will be of great interest to graduate and post graduate students; libraries, researchers and academics in the field of educational foundations, philosophy of education, education politics and sociology of education.

Table of Contents

Editors’ Introduction - Resounding Education: Sonic Instigations, Reverberating Foundation – Walter S. Gershon & Peter Appelbaum

1. In 8100 Again: The Sounds of Students Breaking – Boni Wozolek

2. Earwitnessing (In)Equity: Tracing the Intra-Active Encounters of Bieng-in-Reosnance-With’ Sound and Social Contexts of Education – Jon M. Wargo

3. (Re)Mediating (Un)Heard Resonances: Tracing the Rhythms of Aurality in a Residential College Community – Cassie J. Brownell, David M. Sheridan & Christopher A. Scales

4. Gottschalk’s Engagement with the Ungovernables: Louis Moureau Gottschalk and the Bamboula Rhythm – Reagan Patrick Mitchell

5. Polyphonic Teaching: The Ability to Facilitate Multiple Voices as a Crucial Teaching Skill – Orit Schwarz-Franco

6. Tuning Out of This World: Silence and Mantra at an Urban Ashram in Zygmut Baumna’s Liquid Modenrity – S. A Bliss

7. Vibrations in Place: Sound and Language in Early Childhood Literacy Practices – Michael Gallagher, Abigail Hacket, Lisa Procter & Fiona Scott

8. Sound Education: Black Joy, Eugenics, and the Afrosurreal at School - Walter S. Gershon

9. Where are the sounds of education? A piece in two voices, here and out there - Peter Appelbaum

About the Editors

Walter Gershon is Associate Professor in the School of Teaching, Learning, & Curriculum Studies and LGBTQ Affiliate Faculty at Kent State University, US.

Peter Appelbaum is Professor and Director of Art Education and Educational Studies Programs at Arcadia University, US.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Education

This series aims to present the latest research from right across the field of education. It is not confined to any particular area or school of thought and seeks to provide coverage of a broad range of topics, theories and issues from around the world.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Curricula
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects