Articles about Educational Philosophies

Developing Core Practices for an Instrumental Music Education Methods

This article outlines the rationale for the development of an instrumental music education methods course devised around core practices. First, I provide a brief history and context of how teacher educators in the United States, over the last half-century, have ...

Music-making and the master-pupil tradition in teaching: The current state of music education in Germany and Community Music
International Journal of Community Music (2016) Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 83-98

The present article considers the (non-)relationship of German educational institutions with the field of community music, a field of work currently without an independent designation in Germany. Beginning with the philosophies of its Musikschulen and Musikhochschulen, the article goes on ...

The History of Multicultural Music Education and Its Prospects: The Controversy of Music Universalism and Its Application
Update (2016) Vol. 34, No. 2, pp. 21-28

This article examines how American perspectives about world music have evolved based on the controversial discussion of "music is the universal language." At earlier periods, scholars showed their interest in musics of other cultures from the ethnocentric standpoint. Gradually, scholars ...