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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
This chapter discusses how National Curriculum content and assessment in England have been subverted by performativity and accountability requirements. This has had the effect of moving music teaching and learning in secondary school music classes away from a focus on musical content and music making toward meeting the demands and requirements of an accountability system. The twin effects of schools second-guessing what they think the inspection regime (Ofsted) will want to see, allied with a close scrutiny of pseudo-positivist attainment data, means that the musicality of the assessments undertaken by classroom teachers can be called into question. The important issue of knowledge types in music education is also discussed. England operates a music education somewhat different from that in many other jurisdictions, with a focus on what might be termed generalist classroom teaching and learning for all students. This has an impact on the ways in which assessment can be undertaken, and these issues are discussed. Important findings of interest and relevance to an international audience are drawn out, and key points are made that are relevant to both music educators and administrators of public education systems.
Martin Fautley is director of research in the School of Education and Social Work at Birmingham City University in the United Kingdom. He was a classroom music teacher for many years. His main area of research is assessment in music education, but he also investigates understandings of musical learning and progression. He is the author of eight books, including Assessment in Music Education (Oxford University Press), and has written and published over fifty journal articles, book chapters, and academic research papers. He is coeditor of the British Journal of Music Education.
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