Considering Ethics…

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It seems that we ought to consider ethical issues in all areas and educational enterprises.  The issue of ethics is also significant in urban education, particularly in the newly found interest and investment in charter schools.  This continues to play a serious role in the mid-way liberalization of schooling, with possibilities in terms of administration and issues, […]

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 […]