Music Education as Critical Theory and Practice

Selected Essays

By Lucy Green

© 2014 – Routledge

376 pages

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Hardback: 9781409461005
pub: 2014-02-04
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About the Book

This collection of previously published articles, chapters and keynotes traces both the theoretical contribution of Lucy Green to the emergent field of the sociology of music education, and her radical ’hands-on’ practical work in classrooms and instrumental studios. The selection contains a mixture of material, from essays that have appeared in major journals and books, to some harder-to-find publications. It spans issues from musical meaning, ideology, identity and gender in relation to music education, to changes and challenges in music curricula and pedagogy, and includes Green’s highly influential work on bringing informal learning into formal music education settings. A newly-written introduction considers the relationship between theory and practice, and situates each essay in relation to some of the major influences, within and beyond the field of music education, which affected Green’s own intellectual journey from the 1970s to the present day.

About the Author

Lucy Green is Professor of Music Education at the Institute of Education, University of London UK. Her research interests are in the sociology of music education, specializing in meaning, ideology, gender, popular music, inclusion, equality, informal learning, and new pedagogies. She has lectured and presented keynotes in countries around the world, and serves on the Editorial Boards of twelve journals, including Music Education Research, Radical Musicology, Popular Music, the British Journal of Music Education, the Journal of World Popular Music, and Research Studies in Music Education. Lucy led the research and development project Informal Learning in the Music Classroom� within the British movement Musical Futures�, and this work is now being implemented in schools across the UK and in Australia, Canada, Singapore, and parts of the USA, Brazil, Cyprus and other countries. Her more recent research took that work forward into instrumental tuition, . Her first four authored books are: Music on Deaf Ears: Musical Meaning, Ideology and Education (1988/2008), Music, Gender, Education (1997), How Popular Musicians Learn: A Way Ahead For Music Education (2001) and Music, Informal Learning and the School: A New Classroom Pedagogy (2008). Her edited book, Learning, Teaching and Musical Identities: Voices Across Cultures came out in 2011. Her next book, to be published in 2014, is a practical handbook for teachers bringing together work in classrooms and instrumental tuition, entitled Hear, Listen, Play! How to Free Your Students' Aural, Improvisation and Performance Skills.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU029050
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Arts & Humanities
MUS000000
MUSIC / General