Music, Education, and Religion (Hardcover)

Intersections and Entanglements (Counterpoints: Music and Education)

By Alexis Anja Kallio (Editor), Philip Alperson (Editor), Heidi Westerlund (Editor)

Indiana University Press, 9780253043719, 344pp.

Publication Date: September 20, 2019

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Music, Education, and Religion: Intersections and Entanglements explores the critical role that religion can play in formal and informal music education. As in broader educational studies, research in music education has tended to sidestep the religious dimensions of teaching and learning, often reflecting common assumptions of secularity in contemporary schooling in many parts of the world. This book considers the ways in which the forces of religion and belief construct and complicate the values and practices of music education--including teacher education, curriculum texts, and teaching repertoires. The contributors to this volume embrace a range of perspectives from a variety of disciplines, examining religious, agnostic, skeptical, and atheistic points of view. Music, Education, and Religion is a valuable resource for all music teachers and scholars in related fields, interrogating the sociocultural and epistemological underpinnings of music repertoires and global educational practices.

About the Author

Alexis Anja Kallio is a music education researcher at the Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki, working as part of the Global Visions through Mobilizing Networks: Co-Developing Intercultural Music Teacher Education in Finland, Israel and Nepal project. She is coeditor of the Nordic Yearbook of Music Education Research. Philip Alperson is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Temple University in Philadelphia. He is editor of What is Music? The Philosophy of the Visual Arts and Diversity and Community and past editor of the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. Heidi Westerlund is Professor of Music Education at Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland. She is editor (with Helena Gaunt) of the book Collaborative Learning in Higher Music Education and editor-in-chief of the Finnish Journal of Music Education.