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Popular music education in and for itself, and for 'other' music: current research in the classroom

Green, Lucy (2006) Popular music education in and for itself, and for 'other' music: current research in the classroom. International Journal of Music Education, 24 (2). pp. 101-118. ISSN 0255-7614. DOI UNSPECIFIED

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This article considers some ways in which the school classroom enters into, changes and complicates musical meanings, focussing particularly on the role of popular music and how it relates to classical music. I suggest that in bringing popular music into the curriculum, educators have largely ignored the informal learning practices of popular musicians. Popular music has therefore been present as curriculum content, but its presence has only recently begun to affect our teaching strategies. I examine how the adaptation of some informal popular music learning practices for classroom use can positively affect pupils’ musical meanings and experiences. This applies not only to the sphere of popular music, but also to classical music and, by implication, other musics as well. Finally, the notions of musical autonomy, personal autonomy and musical authenticity in relation to musical meaning and informal learning practices within the classroom are discussed.

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Additional Information: a. Sociology of music education. b. Theoretical argument developed from practice-based curriculum research and development project in 21 schools. c.. Puts forward an original argument on the concept of musical autonomy, linked to original empirical research on pupils' responses to popular and classical music in classrooms. d. Invited contribution to a special issue of international peer-refereed journal linked to the International Society for Music Education. The research has lead to a number of invitations to give international Keynote lectures and other publications. e. Involvement of music teachers across the 21 schools as participant-researchers and reviewers of findings throughout study; regular consultation with experts outside study. f. International peer-refereed journal. g. Sole author.
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