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Christopher Small and music education, 1977–2007


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Abstract (summary)

This study focused on Christopher Small's (b. 1927) perspectives on the inception, reception and application of his work since 1977 when his first book, Music Society Education was published. Small's perceptions and thoughts were recorded, transcribed and analyzed using oral history techniques based on qualitative research design. Grounded theory was employed in data analysis, and in the interpretation of Small's responses to interview questions. Implications for teachers, policy makers and curriculum designers suggest that musical activity within institutions ought to be examined further as to what end this activity serves, and as to where it places both teacher and learner. The author sought the extent to which Small's ideas have gained traction in current music education practice and findings revealed that Small's ideas are outside of foundational and current trends in music education based in the European classical tradition.

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Subject
Music;
Music education
Classification
0413: Music
0522: Music education
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts, Education, England, Music Society Education, Music education, Music of the Common Tongue, Musicking, Small, Christopher
Title
Christopher Small and music education, 1977–2007
Author
Cee, Vincent J.
Number of pages
312
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
0118
Source
DAI-A 69/12, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549915645
Advisor
Rideout, Roger R.
Committee member
Denny, Walter B.; Smar, Benedict J.
University/institution
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Department
Music
University location
United States -- Massachusetts
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3336978
ProQuest document ID
304578774
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304578774
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