- Commentary Critical Reflections and Future Action
- Politics, Policy, and Music Education
- Instrumental Teachers and Their Students: Who's in the Driver's Seat?
- University Professors and the Entrepreneurial Spirit
- Pride and Professionalism in Music Education
- Pondering the Grand Experiment in Public Music Education
- Music Education and Some of Its Subfields: Thoughts about Future Priorities
- Music Education: An Unanswered Question
- Improving Primary Teaching: Minding the Gap
- International Music Education: Setting up a Global Information System
- The Responsibility of Research in Defining the Profession of Music Education
- Constructing Communities of Scholarship in Music Education
- Internationalizing Music Education
- Emotion in Music Education
- Music Education from a Slightly Outside Perspective
- Research Issues in Personal Music Identification
- Preparation, Perseverance, and Performance in Music: Views from a Program of Educational Psychology Research
- Music Therapy in Schools: An Expansion of Traditional Practice
- Embracing New Digital Technologies: Now and into the Future
- Challenges for Research and Practices of Music Education
- All Theoried Up and Nowhere to Go
- Make Research, Not War: Methodologies and Music Education Research
- The Preparation of Music Teacher Educators: A Critical Link
- Music and the Arts: As Ubiquitous and Fundamental as the Air We Breathe
- There is Nothing Complex about a Correlation Coefficient
- Dewey's Bastards: Music, Meaning, and Politics
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This article discusses some important issues in music education. Specifically, it identifies three substantial sub-fields under the umbrella of music education: education-in-music, music-education-research, and music-teacher-education. It considers some of the implications of dividing the field this particular way, especially with regards to the relationship between theory and practice within each sub-field.
Lucy Green is a professor of Music Education at the Institute of Education. Her research interests are in the sociology of music education, specializing in meaning, ideology, gender, popular music, inclusion, equality, informal learning, new pedagogies, and most recently, the lives and learning of visually impaired musicians. Lucy led the research and development project ‘Informal learning in the music classroom’ within the British movement Musical Futures (http://www.musicalfutures.org), and this work is now being implemented in schools across the UK and in Australia, Canada, Singapore, and parts of the USA, Brazil, Cyprus and other countries. Her more recent research took that work forward into instrumental tuition, (http://earplaying.ioe.ac.uk). She has written five books and edited two books on music education. Her next book, co-authored with her colleague David Baker is under contract with Routledge (Taylor and Francis), entitled Insights in Sound: The Lives and Learning of Visually-Impaired Musicians.
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