Sociology for Music Teachers Perspectives for Practice

ISBN-10: 0131776967

ISBN-13: 9780131776968

Edition: 2007

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Outlining the basic aspects, constructs and concepts relevant to understanding music teaching and learning from a sociological perspective, this volume introduces readers to the discipline as a tool in understanding their own work. The volume shows how certain academics in music, sociology and education have thought about the relationship of music to education, schooling and society and examines the consequences of such thinking for making instructional choices in teaching methods and repertoire selection. The authors examine the question of why look at music education from a sociological perspective, and look at sociological concepts relevant to music education, texts in the sociology of music and their relevance for music education, and thoughts of selected ethno-musicologists, music sociologists, and cultural theorists, as well as providing an introduction to major sociology of education theories, the applications of important constructs in the sociology of education, basic aspects of occupational socialization, issues of identity construction for music professionals and implications for the sociologically informed music teacher. For music educators and musicians.
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Book details

List price: $49.20
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/2/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Acknowledgments and Dedication
Introduction: Why Look at Music Education from a Sociological Perspective?
The Purpose of This Book
The Book's Historical Frame
The Performer and Teacher in You: A Matter of Identity
Introduction
Occupational Identities in Music
Early Identity Research on Musicians
The Aspiring Music Teacher
Some Basic Facts About Music Teaching as a Career
The Occupational Socialization of Music Students
Communities of Practice
School Music Teachers' Multiple Identities
Teaching as Work: What Educational Sociologists Tell Us
Introduction
The Concept of Occupational Socialization
Occupational Norms and Values
Our Social Role in the Workforce
Career Mobility and Status
Commitment to the Execution of Specific Work Tasks and Skills
Teachers as Staff Members in Public Schools: Selected Landmark Studies
Occupational Socialization and Subject Matter: The Main Source for Professionalism?
Music Learning and Teaching as Socially Situated Acts
Introduction
Music as a School Subject
Music Teachers as Bridge Builders Between Different Communities
School Communities and Music Communities: Three Sociological Perspectives
Macro, Micro, and Interactive Analyses in Their Application to Music and Music Education
Music and Social Context: Macro, Micro, and Interactive Perspectives in Selected Texts on the Sociology of Music
Introduction
Weber and Adorno: Two Important Names Beyond Music
Other Texts on a Sociology of Music
Key Points in Comparing the Texts and Their Relevance to Music Education
Musical Meaning and Social Context: Thoughts by Selected Ethnomusicologists and Cultural Theorists
Introduction
Music Between "culture" and "Culture": From Celebrating the American Folk Heritage and Popular Music to Rediscovering Grand Traditions
The Sociological Significance of Arguments About Music Education as Value Education
Finding Commonality in Diverse Values
Sociology of Education: Major Theories and Their Connection to School Practice
Introduction
The Place of Education in Society: Selected Theories
Social Issues and the Nature of School Instruction
Reaching an Ethnically and Racially Diverse Student Body
Schools as Transmitters of Cultural Values
Education and Schooling as Equally Strong But Different Sources of Learning
Teaching with Knowledge of the Power Behind the Hidden Curriculum
Application of Sociological Constructs in Education to Music Schooling
Introduction
Dealing with the Achievement Gap in Music: Bringing Together Informal and Formal Learning in Music
Learning a Coveted Craft
The Large Ensemble as an Important Component in Public School Music
The Hidden Curriculum in School Music
Musical Skills and Knowledge as Cultural Capital
Music as a Compulsory Subject
Music as an Elective
Consequences for the Role of Music Teacher
Conclusion: You and the Big Picture
Definition of Selected Terms
References
Index
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