Race And Curriculum: Music in Childhood Education by R. GustafsonRace And Curriculum: Music in Childhood Education by R. Gustafson

Race And Curriculum: Music in Childhood Education

byR. Gustafson

Hardcover | July 14, 2009

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This book focuses on the near total attrition of African American students from school music programmes and the travesty of democratic education that it symbolizes. Gustafson shows how understanding this history makes a space for change without resorting to the simplistic conclusion that the schools and teachers are racist.
RUTH GUSTAFSON is Assistant Professor of Education at University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.
Title:Race And Curriculum: Music in Childhood EducationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:284 pagesPublished:July 14, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:023060840X

ISBN - 13:9780230608405


Table of Contents

Fabricating the Future Citizen:The Ballads of a Nation The Child as Charmed Victim: Early Vocal Instruction and the Social Distinctions Conferred by Disease Making Daily Life Sublime: Verse and Rhythm 'Never to Abase or Degrade' Bacchanalian Chaos, Public Music Instruction and the Foundation of the Good Listener Ranking the Listener, Disciplining the Audience Goodbye Darwin: Music Appreciation and Musical Publics Reason, Ventriloquism, and National Music Memory Contests The Listening Body and the Power of the Good Ear Aural Icons and Social Outcasts Participatory Limits From Music Standards to Hip Hop

Editorial Reviews

'This book deals with music education, but I think its intent, and the intellectual trajectory it traces, go far beyond the realm of music, and shows how schooling has become 'raced' in a way so pervasive, yet so invisible, that we have to look deeply to see this tendency as anything but natural and inevitable...Gustafson's work has the potential to reach beyond the area of music education to speak to a large variety of issues and problems facing educators today." - Theodora Lightfoot, Professor of Bilingual Education, University of Illinois at Chicago"Race and Curriculum: Music in Childhood Education is a wonderful, groundbreaking book. By addressing the long-overlooked topic of race in music education and by taking a broad interdisciplinary approach to her analysis, Gustafson points historical research in music education in new and important directions." - Julia Eklund Koza, Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the School of Music, University of Wisconsin-Madison