Welcome to Policy in Music Education

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Welcome to the Policy and Music Education eColumn. Understanding and influencing policy is crucial if music educators are to have some degree of control over the destiny of our profession. We need to develop a body of research literature, the capacity to engage in policy studies, and the ability to influence policy makers. The first step […]

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 […]