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- Philosophical and Qualitative Perspectives on Assessment in Music Education: introduction, aims, and overview
- Institutional Music Education and Ranking as a Form of Subjectification: the merits of resistance and resilience
- An Ethical Consideration of Assessment in Music Education through the Lens of Levinas
- The Primacy of Experience: phenomenology, embodiment, and assessments in music education
- Critically Assessing Forms of Resistance in Music Education
- Evaluation for Equality: applying a classical pragmatist perspective in qualitative assessment in finnish general music education
- Could There Be Deleuzian Assessment in Music Education?
- Music Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, and Marginalized Populations: a tale of cognitive dissonance and perverse incentives
- The Influence of Assessment on Learning and Teaching: using assessment to enhance learning
- The McDonald’s Metaphor: the case against assessing standards-based learning outcomes in music education
- Habits of Mind as a Framework for Assessment in Music Education
- Alternative Assessment for Music Students with Significant Disabilities: collaboration, inclusion, and transformation
- A Music-Centered Perspective on Music Therapy Assessment
- A Case for Integrative Assessment from a Freirian Perspective
- Cultural Imperialism and the Assessment of Creative Work
- Enter the Feedback Loop: assessing music technology in music education with personal bests
- Improvisation, Enaction, and Self-Assessment
- Philosophy of Assessment in Popular Music Education
- “He Sings with Rhythm; He is from India”: children’s drawings and the music classroom
- The Assessment of Classroom Music in the Lower Secondary School: The English Experience
- Imagining Ends-Not-Yet-in-View: The ethics of assessment as valuation in Nepali music education
- Creating Caring Micro-Assessment Cultures in South Africa
- Assessment and the Dilemmas of a Multi-Ideological Curriculum: the case of Norway
- Building a Culture of Ethical, Comparable, Authentic Assessment: music education in queensland
- Music as <i>Bildning</i>: the impracticability of assessment within the scandinavian educational tradition
- Nonregulated Assessment in Music Education: an urban Iranian outlook
- International Perspectives on Assessment in Music Education
Abstract and Keywords
Music education is part of the public school curriculum in many countries, as either a compulsory or an elective subject. While it offers many young people an opportunity to acquire musical knowledge and skills, it also has its challenges. Being part of the public school curriculum results in a need for assessment in music education. While some problems related to assessment are similar internationally (e.g., concerning music as art), assessment in different countries varies. It depends on various factors such as the general assessment culture, the goals of education, music education policy, individual teaching philosophies, and school culture. By utilizing approaches from comparative music education, philosophy, and sociology of music education, this chapter analyzes music education assessment policies and practices in different countries. By scrutinizing global similarities and differences, it proposes new approaches to assessment that may help address some of the challenges the global music education community faces today.
Alexandra Kertz-Welzel is professor and department chair of music education at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich (Germany). She obtained her PhD in musicology from Saarland University in Saarbruecken (Germany), as well as master’s degrees in music education, German studies, philosophy, piano, and harpsichord. From 2002 to 2005 she was visiting scholar and lecturer in music education at the University of Washington in Seattle (USA). With research interests in international music education, philosophy of music education, music education policy, community music, and children’s musical cultures, she has regularly presented at national and international conferences. She is author and editor of several books and a frequent contributor to leading journals in music education. Her new book, Globalizing Music Education: A Framework was published in 2018 by Indiana University Press. She is currently chair of the International Society for the Philosophy of Music Education and co-chair of the ISME Commission on Policy.
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