Research Perspectives

Thought and Practice in Music Education

Edited by:
Linda K. Thompson, Lee University
Mark Robin Campbell, SUNY at Potsdam

A volume in the series: Advances in Music Education Research. Editor(s): Linda K. Thompson, Lee University. Mark Robin Campbell, SUNY at Potsdam.

Published 2009

Editorial Board: William Bauer, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. Susan Wharton Conkling, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. Colleen Conway, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Regina Murphy, St. Patrick's College, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland. Kathy Scherler, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX.

Research Perspectives: Thought and Practice in Music Education calls attention to various theoretical and methodological aspects within the expanding field of research in music education. Perspectives presented in this volume offer readers a host of ideas and practices that range from international and historical to empirical and philosophical. Of special interest is a set of invited essays. Collectively, these essays illuminate our understanding of the peer review process, the importance of artistic vision in research and education, and the notion of complementarity – a recognition of the validity of diversity of thought and practice in music education research.

The studies in Part 1 of Research Perspectives include early childhood musical development, an international comparison of early childhood preservice teacher knowledge and skills, and a psychohistoric examination of developmentally appropriate practice. Part II is comprised of studies focused on psychometrics of motivation, and professional development of practicing music educators. This volume is a significant addition to the libraries of Colleges of Education and Schools of Music, as well as an important reference for music scholars and educators, researchers, and graduate students who are concerned with advancing both the scope and quality of research in the study of music teaching and learning.

CONTENTS
Foreword, Linda K. Thompson and Mark Robin Campbell. Preface, Mary Ross Hookey. Elliot Eisner and Music Education / Eight Big Ideas About the Arts in Education, Matthew Thibeault and Elliot Eisner. Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Historic Roots and Evolving Paradigms, Martina Miranda. Type, Function, and Musical Features of Preschool Children’s Spontaneous Songs, Peter Whiteman. Preservice Teachers’ Perceptions and Perspectives on Early Childhood Music Education: A Comparative Analysis of the United States and Korea, Jinyoung Kim and Seung Yeon Lee. An Investigation of the 2 × 2 Achievement Goal Framework in the Context of Instrumental Music, Peter Miksza. In-Service Music Teachers’ Perceptions of Professional Development, William I. Bauer, Jere Forsythe, and Daryl Kinney. Developing Professional Knowledge about Music Teaching and Learning through Collaborative Conversations, Lisa M. Gruenhagen. Notes for a Moment in Music Education Research, Sandra L. Stauffer. About the Contributors.