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Democracy And Music Education: Liberalism, Ethics, And The by Paul Woodford

By Paul Woodford

On the root of Dewey's ideas, Paul G. Woodford explores the social beginning of present tune schooling practices within the context of democratic values of freedom, creativity, and contribution to society. He then evaluations the capacity through which this excellent is realized by way of lecturers and taught to scholars. Woodford concludes with strategies for acknowledging democratic and non-democratic values in song instructing, instructor education, and function, and indicates steps towards a ""liberal"" tune education.

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We must not relapse into a feeble laissez-faire or abdicate our leadership. Far from it! 58 Democratically minded music teachers did not impose their will on others, nor did they leave them to their own devices. 59 They possessed a social conscience and vision. Their job was not to entertain or pander to the masses, giving society what it wanted, or to replicate preexisting musical standards or conditions. 60 Much like Dewey, Mursell conceived of education as a form of social and cultural inquiry and criticism whereby children gradually explored and made sense of their worlds and the range of choices available to them.

Rather, it has become a focal point of media advertising as corporations resort to ever more subtle and sophisticated ways of insinuating themselves and their products into consumers’ psyches and lifestyles. 76 Yet another example of how popular music can be used to mask a political agenda is found in Australia, where the right-wing national government recently utilized the music of rock musician and social activist Joe Cocker as part of its multimillion-dollar publicity campaign promoting radical tax reform.

84 Obviously some kind of balance or fusion of the two is needed if music and music education are to appeal to children and the public while also contributing to their growth. An imbalance in either direction, on intellectualism or emotional content, and to the extent that the public interest and welfare are ignored, may also represent an abdication of personal and civic responsibility and authority on the parts of composers, musicians, and music teachers alike. An overemphasis on intellectualism, skill, or talent may contribute to elitism and the further isolation of so-called serious musicians and music teachers from the political and cultural mainstreams, while an overemphasis on emotion, spectacle, ritual, or musical commodification may also contribute to the undermining of democratic culture by failing to adequately prepare children to intelligently participate in public musical life.

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