Analyzing Influences

Research on Decision Making and the Music Education Curriculum

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

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

Published 2015

Editorial Board: Deborah Blair VanderLinde, Oakland University. William Bauer, University of Florida. Lisa R. Hunter, The State University of New York at Fredonia. Ronald Kos, Boston University. Joshua A. Russell, The Hartt School, University of Hartford. Peter Whiteman, Institute of Early Childhood, Macquarie University.

Analyzing Influences: Research on Decision Making and the Music Education Curriculum examines influences on research in music teacher preparation, practices, and policies. These influences include administrators’ perspectives, preservice music educators’ beliefs, and in-service teachers’ practices. Invited essays offer insights into past and present trends in music teacher preparation.

This collection of studies represents best thinking in the field and serves as an impetus for further research and action. Each author’s analysis on the influences affecting their specific areas provides insights into key issues affecting decision making processes. 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.

Foreword, Mark Robin Campbell and Linda K. Thompson. Arts Administrators and Policy: “If You Do Not Go With the Flow, You Will Get Left Behind,” Lauren Kapalka Richerme. Curricular Planning in Music Education: An Exploration of Teacher Educator Beliefs, Kevin Shorner-Johnson and Lauren Moret. Preservice Music Teachers’ Visions of Music Teaching and Learning, Kimberly Lansinger Ankney. Becoming a Music Teacher: Preservice Music Teachers Describe the Meanings of Music Making, Teaching, and a Tour Experience, Kristen Pellegrino. Measures of Preservice Music Teacher Commitment to Social Justice, Daniel Hellman, Dale E. Bazan, Cynthia L. Wagoner and Frank Heuser. Investigating Selective Practices in High School Choral Ensembles: An Intrinsic Case Study, Elizabeth Cassidy Parker. “To Think in the Perspective of Each Child”: Democratic Practice and Student-Centeredness in Music Teaching, Janet R. Barrett. Commentary. Key Moments in the History of Research in Music Teacher Education, Janet R. Barrett. State of the State, Douglas Orzolek. Building a Future Into Our Research Endeavors, Mark Robin Campbell and Linda K. Thompson. About the Contributors.