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How Music is Changing Students After Years of Common Core Cuts

By Nikki Borgel on Mar 11, 2020

Editor Note: Understanding the importance of this timely topic and to ensure that research is made available to the wider academic community, IGI Global has made a sample of related articles and chapters complimentary to access. View the end of this article to freely access this critical research.

Schools are mandating standardized education and testing (“Common Core”), which some argue devalues arts and humanities in society, as shown by the overwhelming number of schools that are completely without arts and music programs. This includes the Santee School District in California, USA, which was left without a music program for decades, according to a recent article from The San Diego Union-Tribune. Administrators in the Santee School District were able to bring back an after-school music program and saw their students thrive both in and out of the classroom.

Of the many benefits of a comprehensive music education, students typically show improvements in both academic learning and social well-being. Math and reading scores tend to rise in the classroom, while socially, children develop stronger hand-eye coordination, greater discipline and determination, self-confidence, and teamwork skills. Alumni of Santee schools and others in the area who graduated before budget cuts are thrilled for the return of music and the opportunities it provides the students, and many are advocating for instrument donations and expansions of other music programs near and far.

With March being music in our schools month, budget cuts to music and other arts programs are in the forefront. In honor of the issues surrounding arts education, the latest research content is available, including Pedagogy Development for Teaching Online Music (IGI Global) edited by Prof. Carol Johnson from University of Melbourne, Australia, and Prof. Virginia Christy Lamothe from Belmont University, USA. This is a critical scholarly resource that examines the nature of teaching and learning music in the online environment at the post-secondary level.

Pedagogy Development for Teaching Online Music
Edited by Prof. Carol Johnson (University of Melbourne, Australia) and Prof. Virginia Christy Lamothe (Belmont University, USA)
Copyright: © 2018 | Pages: 368 | ISBN: 9781522551096 | EISBN: 9781522551102

A critical scholarly resource that examines the nature of teaching and learning music in the online environment at the post-secondary level...Learn More.

This publication is currently available both in print (ISBN: 9781522551096) and electronic (EISBN: 9781522551102) format through IGI Global’s Online Bookstore at a 20% discount, and is featured in IGI Global’s InfoSci®-Books database (5,300+ e-books). Recommend this publication and the InfoSci-Books database to your library to have access to this critical research, as well as thousands of other research resources, including the chapters below, in the IGI Global InfoSci-Books database.

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Pedagogy Development for Teaching Online Music
Prof. Carol Johnson (University of Melbourne, Australia) and Prof. Virginia Christy Lamothe (Belmont University, USA)

Copyright: © 2018 | Pages: 368 | ISBN: 9781522551096 | EISBN: 9781522551102

This publication is a critical scholarly resource that examines the nature of teaching and learning music in the online environment at the post-secondary level. Featuring a broad range of topics such as online and face-to-face instruction, instructional design, and learning management system, this book is geared towards educators, professionals, school administrators, academicians, researchers, and students seeking current research on designing online music courses using a social constructivist framework.

About the Editor: Prof. Carol Johnson, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer in Music (Online Learning and Educational Technology) at the University of Melbourne in the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Her research focuses on online music pedagogy, teaching and learning online, and the development of teaching capacity for online faculty. Carol mentors online music faculty using research-informed practices and apprenticeship. She has taught music in the online environment since 2004 and was a founding director of The Virtual School of Music. Carol also has an extensive background in online teaching and learning at the K-20 levels. Her diverse background includes teaching in Canada, US, and Latin America in the disciplines of pedagogy, educational technology, music technology and performance, and online music pedagogy.


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Transforming Music Education in P-12 Schools and the Community
Prof. Taichi Akutsu (Okayama Prefectural University, Japan & Seisa University, Japan)

Copyright: © 2020 | Pages: 240 | ISBN: 9781799820635 | EISBN: 9781799820659

This publication is a critical scholarly publication that traces the theoretical foundation of current beliefs and practices surrounding music performance and education and discusses how to transform teaching and learning by implementing musicking. The book covers musical engagement for young children and families, universal design in music education in special and inclusive education settings, critical approaches of music teaching and learning in P-12 schools, and reaching communities. It is essential for music teachers, conductors, music directors, instructional designers, academicians, educational professionals, administrators, researchers, and students.


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Cases on Kyosei Practice in Music Education
Prof. Richard Keith Gordon (Seisa University, Japan & California State University, USA) and Prof. Taichi Akutsu (Seisa University Japan, & Shujitsu University, Japan)

Copyright: © 2019 | Pages: 296 | ISBN: 9781522580423 | EISBN: 9781522580430

This scholarly publication is an essential reference source that discusses the meaning and significance of music making as a human and social practice, as well as reflecting creative inquiry into practical aspects of music and arts teaching. Featuring research on topics such as multicultural music, community music, and sociological perspectives, this book is ideally designed for P-12 educators, pre-service and in-service teachers, administrators, principles, music instructors, administrators, caregivers, and researchers.


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Trends in Music Information Seeking, Behavior, and Retrieval for Creativity
Prof. Petros Kostagiolas (Ionian University, Greece), Prof. Konstantina Martzoukou (Robert Gordon University, UK) and Prof. Charilaos Lavranos (Ionian University, Greece)

Copyright: © 2016 | Pages: 388 | ISBN: 9781522502708 | EISBN: 9781522502715

This scholarly publication connects theoretical concepts in information seeking and behavior to the music creative process. This publication presents new research, case studies, surveys, and theories related to various aspects of information retrieval and the information seeking behavior of diverse scholarly and professional music communities. Music professionals, theorists, researchers, and students will find this publication an essential resource for their professional and research needs.


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Virtual and Augmented Reality in Education, Art, and Museums
Prof. Giuliana Guazzaroni (Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy) and Prof. Anitha S. Pillai (Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, India)

Copyright: © 2020 | Pages: 385 | ISBN: 9781799817963 | EISBN: 9781799817987

This scholarly publication is an essential research book that explores the strategic role and use of virtual and augmented reality in shaping visitor experiences at art galleries and museums and their ability to enhance education. Highlighting a range of topics such as online learning, digital heritage, and gaming, this book is ideal for museum directors, tour developers, educational software designers, 3D artists, designers, curators, preservationists, conservationists, education coordinators, academicians, researchers, and students.


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Handbook of Research on Promoting Peace Through Practice, Academia, and the Arts
Prof. Mohamed Walid Lutfy (London School of Economics, UK) and Prof. Cris Toffolo (Northeastern Illinois University, USA)

Copyright: © 2019 | Pages: 553 | ISBN: 9781522530015 | EISBN: 9781522530022

This scholarly publication aims to provide readers with a concise overview of proactive positive peace models and practices to counter the overemphasis on merely ending wars as a solution. While approaching peace-building through multiple vantage points and academic fields such as the humanities, arts, social sciences, and theology, this valuable resource promotes peace-building as a cooperative effort. This publication is a vital reference work for humanitarian workers, leaders, educators, policymakers, academicians, undergraduate and graduate-level students, and researchers.


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Funding Challenges and Successes in Arts Education
Prof. Siu Challons-Lipton (Queens University of Charlotte, USA) and Prof. Richard Emanuel (Alabama State University, USA)

Copyright: © 2018 | Pages: 211 | ISBN: 9781522525813 | EISBN: 9781522525820

This scholarly publication is a timely research publication featuring the most recent scholarly information on fiscal changes that support the financing of the humanities in national and international education. Including extensive coverage on a number of topics and perspectives such as strategic planning, school reform, and teacher training, this book is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, teachers, and administrators seeking current research on innovative ways to fund the arts.


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