International perspectives on pedagogies of inclusion in music education : theorising practice

Saether, Eva, Ballantyne, Julie, Ruthmann, Alex, Dillon, Steven C. and Harrison, Scott (2008). International perspectives on pedagogies of inclusion in music education : theorising practice. In: International Society of Music Education (ISME) Symposium : International Perspectives on Pedagogies of Inclusion in Music Education : Theorising Practice, Bologna, Italy, (). July 2008.

Author Saether, Eva
Ballantyne, Julie
Ruthmann, Alex
Dillon, Steven C.
Harrison, Scott
Title of paper International perspectives on pedagogies of inclusion in music education : theorising practice
Conference name International Society of Music Education (ISME) Symposium : International Perspectives on Pedagogies of Inclusion in Music Education : Theorising Practice
Conference location Bologna, Italy
Conference dates July 2008
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Oral presentation
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Music education needs to move beyond a fragmented and superficial treatment of diversity. We live in a world where issues of achievement, social equality, learner disaffection and teaching strategies are issues which are rightly at the forefront of educational issues. Despite this, music teachers working with disaffected learners in areas where there is risk of social exclusion are confronted with difficulties: most of them have not been professionally trained for the present situation and lack materials, methods and support for reflection. This Symposium builds on the growing interest in this area . A central tenet of the issue is that if researchers are to understand and characterise pedagogies of inclusion in the context of music education, they need to examine the nature and influence of the interactions, relationships and cultures which constitute and sustain such activity. We also need to move thinking forward on what constitutes effective pedagogies of inclusion undertaken in music education of relevance to researchers and practitioners in inclusion in music and across other domains. In this symposium, authors from around the world (including Sweden, Australia, Hong Kong, the UK, the USA and Canada) each offer a distinctive and valuable contribution to this growing field of scholarship, presenting a wide variety of perspectives, experiences and pedagogical approaches relating to inclusive practice in music education. The aim of this roundtable discussion is thus to: i.explore the complex interplay of culture, values and music pedagogy on issues relating to social inclusion, prompting further discussion on what is universal in inclusive music education and what is country-specific or culture-bound; ii.shed light on distinctive pedagogies in music education that aim to ‘include’ those students who would by otherwise excluded; and iii.pose questions relating to ways that individual teachers can learn, borrow or adapt pedagogies developed in accordance with the needs of the students. At the end of this symposium, audience members will be encouraged join the discussion on pedagogies of inclusion, sharing their own experiences and highlighting future areas for research in this growing area.
Subjects 1399 Other Education
130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Keyword Pedagogies
Inclusion
Music education
Music teachers
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

 
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