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Teaching Music in the Urban Classroom Set
978-1-57886-544-4 • Hardback
July 2006 • $150.00 • (£95.00)
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978-1-57886-545-1 • Paperback
July 2006 • $82.95 • (£51.95)
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Pages: 466
Size: 6 1/2 x 9 1/2
Edited by Carol Frierson-Campbell
Contributions by Daniel Abrahams; Frank Abrahams; Jeanne Dolamore; Elizabeth Ann McAnally and Kevin Mixon
 
Social Science | Reference
R&L Education | National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
The change needed in urban music education not only relates to the idea that music should be at the center of the curriculum; rather, it is that culturally relevant music should be a creative force at the center of reform in urban education. The Teaching Music in the Urban Classroom Set is the start of a national-level conversation aimed at making that goal a reality.

In both volumes, classroom music teachers, inner city arts administrators, well-known academics, and policy-makers from across the United States and Canada join together to offer a full range of political, philosophical, and practical approaches to reaching kids in urban schools. These authors, whose voices are distinct and yet united, guide music educators at every level, motivating them to challenge tired assumptions, reconsider the issues, and transform their classrooms and their students.

The set includes:
Teaching Music in the Urban Classroom, Volume 1: A Guide to Survival, Success, and Reform

Teaching Music in the Urban Classroom, Volume 2: A Guide to Leadership, Teacher Education, and Reform
Carol Frierson-Campbell is assistant professor of music at William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey, where she teaches courses in music education and graduate research and coordinates the Arts in Urban Schools outreach project.
Overall, Teaching Music in the Urban Classroom is a necessary addition to the music education literature.
Teachers College Record


Teaching Music in the Urban Classroom Volumes I and II, shed light on the subject by bringing together the stories, strategies, and teaching models of urban music teachers and administrators. The books' diverse contributors range from classroom music teachers to inner-city arts administrators to well-known academics.
2007; The Magazine Of William Patterson University


Teaching Music in the Urban Classroom is not a panacea. No manual on any subject, much less the teaching of music, can provide all of the answers to all of the trials of teaching in the urban classroom. This one is, however, a good first step. Why? Music educators play several roles in their professional lives. These include roles as students, leaders, and partners with other leaders. Sometimes their definitions blur, and the roles vary in sequence and timing. The pace of change in their roles is often accelerated for dedicated teachers in urban school classrooms. The contributors to this book have experienced the thrills and the challenges of urban classrooms. Their passionate commitment to helping others like them by sharing their knowledge and experiences compliments your own passionate commitment to success, both for yourself and for your students. So as you move into the urban classroom, let the music begin!
Brenda Welburn, executive director, The National Association of State Boards of Education


 
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