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Teaching Music in the Urban Classroom : A Guide to Survival, Success, and Reform - Carol Frierson-Campbell

Teaching Music in the Urban Classroom

A Guide to Survival, Success, and Reform

By: Carol Frierson-Campbell (Editor), Willie L. Hill (Foreword by), Daniel Abrahams (Contribution by), Frank Abrahams (Contribution by), Jeanne Dolamore (Contribution by)

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Culturally relevant music can drive reform in urban education. Teaching Music in the Urban Classroom, Volume 1: A Guide to Survival, Success, and Reform opens a national-level conversation aimed at making that goal a reality. This first of two volumes addresses cultural responsivity, teaching strategies, and alternative teaching models. Contributors, who include classroom music teachers, inner city arts administrators, well-known academics, and policy-makers from across the United States and Canada, offer a full range of political, philosophical, and practical approaches to reaching kids in urban schools. These authors, whose voices are distinct and yet united, guide music educators at every level, motivating them to challenge tired assumptions, reconsider the issues, and transform their classrooms and their students. See also: Teaching Music in the Urban Classroom, Volume 2 ORDER BOTH VOLUMES 1 & 2 NOW AND SAVE! 1-57886-545-X $65.00 paper set / 1-57886-544-1 $130.00 cloth set

This volume gathers the writing of professors, seasoned urban teachers, researchers, young teachers, and graduate students, and these diverse voices, though distinct, are united in their call for urban school reform and music curriculum reform. Keeping the focus on offering music experience to needy students, the editor presents the material under four large headings: cultural responsibility, music teacher stories, teaching strategies, and alternative teaching models. This carefully constructed volume is unique... Recommended. CHOICE Contributors discuss motivation, choral rehearsals, building an instrumental music program, string chorales, the impact of music education, challenges in teaching, English-language learners, using the music of all cultures, and white teachers working with students of color. Reference and Research Book News

Forewordp. v
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introduction: Perspectives on Music in Urban Schoolsp. ix
Cultural Responsivity
Defining Ourselves as Other: Envisioning Transformative Possibilitiesp. 3
Cultural Clashes: The Complexity of Identifying Urban Culturep. 15
Building Confianza: Using Dialogue Journals with English-Language Learners in Urban Schoolsp. 25
White Teacher, Students of Color: Culturally Responsive Pedagogy for Elementary General Music in Communities of Colorp. 35
Music Teacher Stories
The Challenges of Urban Teaching: Young Urban Music Educators at Workp. 57
Teaching Music in Urban Landscapes: Three Perspectivesp. 75
Teaching Strategies
Motivating Urban Music Studentsp. 99
Differentiating Instruction in the Choral Rehearsal: Strategies for Choral Conductors in Urban Schoolsp. 109
Building an Instrumental Music Program in an Urban Schoolp. 117
The String Chorale Conceptp. 125
The Small, Big City in Music Education: The Impacts of Instrumental Music Education for Urban Studentsp. 139
Alternative Teaching Models
A New Sound for Urban Schools: Rethinking How We Planp. 153
Music of Every Culture Has Something in Common and Can Teach Us about Ourselves: Using the Aesthetic Realism Teaching Methodp. 165
Music Educators in the Urban School Reform Conversationp. 177
About the Contributorsp. 191
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ISBN: 9781578864607
ISBN-10: 1578864607
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 194
Published: 1st April 2006
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 18.34  x 2.01
Weight (kg): 0.44