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Teaching Music in American Society is a comprehensive textbook designed for students who seek to be certified in music education to teach K-12 music in American public and private schools. It covers the issues facing music education, including the functional role of music within school environments and community settings, the role and function of a music teacher within the music profession and the general education profession, the role of music within the overall school curriculum, and the school music program and local, state, and national issues/policies.
Chapter One: A Sociological Perspective Educations Relationship to Music Education Sociological Basics Socialization and Education Teaching Through A Sociological Perspective Theoretical Approaches Chapter Two: The Purposes of Education Defining "Education" The Purposes of Education in the United States Music Educations Role in the Purposes of American Education Education and Schooling Instructional Concept Models Music Education’s Relation to Schooling and Education Chapter Three: The Teaching Profession The Teaching Profession Teacher Certification Issues Teacher Accountability Teacher Salaries Tenure and Extended Contracts Working Conditions Common Legal Issues Teacher Unions The Rewards of Teaching Chapter Four: Music Education’s Role in Society A Brief Overview of the Foundations between Music and Our Society Music’s Role in Contemporary Society Why Do We Need Music? Music Education’s Role in Society Meeting Challenges to Re-Defining Music Education Chapter Five: Equality of Education An Overview of Educational Models of Equality Groups Affected by Inequalities Teacher Influence on the Equality of Opportunity Inequality Among Schools Equality of Opportunity in Music Education Music Education Among Different Types of Schools Chapter Six: Social Components of Effective Teaching Learning Theories Intelligence and Music Ability Student Characteristics Motivating Students to Learn Characteristics of Effective Music Teachers Developing Effective Teacher Characteristics Classroom Characteristics Chapter Seven: Future Trends toward Teaching Music Historical Trends Trends in Education and School Reform Curricular and Instructional Trends
Political Trends Trends in the Music Teaching Profession