Deficit Models…

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The deficit model which continues to be a pervasive force in Urban Education policy and reform is especially harmful to Music,  Fine Art, and other Aesthetic based educations in Urban societies throughout America.  The dismissal of the immense wealth of Cultural Capital is having a two-fold effect on the ability of teachers to provide more […]

Welcome to the Music in the Urban Context eColumn

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Welcome to the Music in the Urban Context Ecolumn.  This blog will address social, economic, cultural, pedagogic and musical elements about education and music education in urban contexts. You are most welcome to add, comment and suggest possible issues to be addressed through the blog. Hopefully as it develops this site will become based upon communal as […]

Action Is the Way in Which Human Beings Exist in the World

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Conversation with Professor Hans Joas with Claus Otto Scharmer Reprinted from http://www.dialogonleadership.org by permission of professors Scharmer and Joas Hans Joas: The major underlying question I would say is that I try to understand human action in its creativity. I try to understand how we have to see social life and how we have to […]

What if there were no such thing as the aesthetic?

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The reach of the aesthetic ‘Art takes us out of ourselves‘ ‘All art is quite useless’ ‘Art is special’ Anything can be aesthetic Institutional theories of the aesthetic The exclusionary hypothesis Pragmatist Aesthetics? Functionalist theories of the aesthetic The fallacy of counter-aesthetics Implications? The unavoidability of overestimation What if there were no such thing as […]