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Sound Curriculum

Sonic Studies in Educational Theory, Method, & Practice, 1st Edition

By Walter S. Gershon


210 pages | 3 B/W Illus.

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Part of a growing group of works that addresses the burgeoning field of sound studies, this book attends not only to theoretical and empirical examinations, but also to methodological and philosophical considerations at the intersection of sound and education. Gershon theoretically advances the rapidly expanding field of sound studies and simultaneously deepens conceptualizations and educational understandings across the fields of curriculum studies and foundations of education. A feature of this work is the novel use of audio files aligned with the arguments within the book as well as the discussion and application of cutting-edge qualitative research methods.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction: Sound Curriculum: Breaking Frames and Opening Ears

2 Sounds as Educational Systems of Being and Knowing

3 Resonances and Reverberations: A Sonic Educational Philosophy

4 Silencing Students: Wishing the Hearing Deaf and the Deaf Hearing

5 Sound Methods in Education: Ethnographic, Cartographic, Narrative, and Otherwise

6 Songs to Nowhere: When Critically Creative Processes Meet Impotent Curricular Products

7 Students as Improvisers: The Extra-ordinary Negotiations of Daily Life in Schools

8 Sound Art, Social Justice: Black Lives Matter/Aural Response

9 Conclusion

About the Author

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

About the Series

Studies in Curriculum Theory Series

In this age of multimedia information overload, scholars and students may not be able to keep up with the proliferation of different topical, trendy book series in the field of curriculum theory. It will be a relief to know that one publisher offers a balanced, solid, forward-looking series devoted to significant and enduring scholarship, as opposed to a narrow range of topics or a single approach or point of view. This series is conceived as the series busy scholars and students can trust and depend on to deliver important scholarship in the various "discourses" that comprise the increasingly complex field of curriculum theory.

The range of the series is both broad (all of curriculum theory) and limited (only important, lasting scholarship) – including but not confined to historical, philosophical, critical, multicultural, feminist, comparative, international, aesthetic, and spiritual topics and approaches. Books in this series are intended for scholars and for students at the doctoral and, in some cases, master's levels.

Persons interested in submitting book proposals or in serving as reviewers for this series are invited to contact

Professor William F. Pinar

Canada Research Chair
University of British Columbia

Faculty of Education

Department of Curriculum Studies

2125 Main Mall

Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4


EMAIL: [email protected]

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Subject Categories

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