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Urban Music Education: A Practical Guide for Teachers

Urban Music Education: A Practical Guide for Teachers

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The prevailing discourse surrounding urban music education suggests the deficit-laden notion that urban school settings are less than, rather than different than, their counterparts. Through the lens of contextually-specific teaching, this book provides a counternarrative on urban music
education that encourages urban music teachers to focus on the strengths of their students as their primary resource.

Through a combination of research-based strategies and practical suggestions from the author's own experience teaching music in urban settings, the book highlights important issues for teachers to consider, such as culturally relevant pedagogy, the opportunity gap, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic
status, musical content, curricular change, music program development, student motivation, and strategies for finding inspiration and support.

Throughout the book, the stories of five highly successful urban music teachers are highlighted, providing practical, real-world advice for music teachers across the domains of general, choral, band, and string music teaching. Recognizing that the term urban can encompass a wide variety of
different school and community settings, this book challenges all teachers who work in under-served and under-resourced settings to take a critical look at their own music classroom and work to tailor their pedagogy to meet the particular needs of their students.

Author: Kate Fitzpatrick-Harnish
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Published: 05/08/2015
Pages: 160
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.45lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.10w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9780199778577

Review Citation(s):
Choice 03/01/2016

About the Author

Kate Fitzpatrick-Harnish, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Music Education at the University of Michigan. She has published and presented nationally and internationally on the topic of urban music education. An avid supporter of public school music programs, Fitzpatrick-Harnish is the former director of instrumental music at Northland High School in Columbus, Ohio, where she directed the district's largest band and orchestra program. Fitzpatrick-Harnish was the recipient of the 2003 God and Country Award, presented by the Salvation Army and the Brass Band of Columbus for her outstanding, sensitive leadership of young people.

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