Journals Higher Education



Published: 08 October 2021

400 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197533956

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Critical Issues in Music Education

Contemporary Theory and Practice

Second Edition

Harold F. Abeles and Lori A. Custodero

  • Presents a comprehensive examination of disciplines that provide the intellectual foundation for music education
  • Grounded in contemporary educational theory and practice, and informed by work in the field with both music teachers and students
  • Fourteen essays by key leaders in the field who are experienced, active, and progressive music educators
  • Discussion questions, suggested class activities and projects, and supplemental readings end each chapter and further engage students

New to this Edition:

  • An expanded and updated examination of the political and social contexts within which music education functions as we enter the third decade of the 21st Century
  • Updated sections on the Common Core Music Standards, Model Cornerstone assessments, STEAM education, and Popular Music Instruction
  • Applications of recent neuroscience findings to cognitive and creative processing as applied to music learning and development
  • A completely new and updated chapter on Music Education Technology
  • · An expanded analysis considering the roles of cultural responsiveness, inclusion, diversity, and equity and how they affect social justice and democratic principles in music education