Embracing identity: an examination of non-western music education practices in British Columbia

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dc.contributor.author Tuinstra, Beth
dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-30T20:56:11Z
dc.date.available 2018-04-30T20:56:11Z
dc.date.copyright 2018 en_US
dc.date.issued 2018-04-30
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/9302
dc.description.abstract British Columbia (BC) is becoming increasingly diverse, so I began this research in an effort to understand the practices of other teachers across BC regarding the inclusion of musics that reflect the cultural diversity of their students. With the introduction of a new curriculum in BC beginning in 2015, music educators across the province can now meaningfully include musics that embrace the cultural diversity of their students. Additionally, Indigenous musics, worldviews, and teachings have their own elevated position as part of the new curriculum and are no longer grouped together with other musics as part of musics from a variety of cultural and social contexts. Thus, I surveyed BC music teachers to understand their current practices, experiences, and attitudes using a mixed-methods questionnaire using both open- and closed-ended questions. Decolonization and historical, philosophical, and theoretical supports for non-Western music education are the frameworks for this research. I distributed my questionnaire via the BC Music Educators’ Association listserve and conference, and I received eighty valid responses (N = 80). I discovered that 68% of participants currently utilize non-Western musics (nWM) in their own practices and of the 32% of participants who do not include nWM, 42% have used nWM in the past. Educators reported many benefits that they experienced through the inclusion of nWM, but they also reported some difficulties or barriers. Therefore, I will share the results of this exploration of the current practices, experiences, and attitudes of music educators in BC. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject Music education en_US
dc.subject Non-Western music education en_US
dc.subject BC's new curriculum en_US
dc.subject Decolonization en_US
dc.subject Decolonizing music education en_US
dc.subject Praxialism en_US
dc.subject Philosophy of music education en_US
dc.subject Culturally responsive music education en_US
dc.subject Identity and music education en_US
dc.subject Cultural diversity en_US
dc.subject Historical support for music education en_US
dc.subject Multiculturalism en_US
dc.subject Theories of music education en_US
dc.subject British Columbia's new curriculum en_US
dc.subject Curriculum en_US
dc.subject Music education in Canada en_US
dc.title Embracing identity: an examination of non-western music education practices in British Columbia en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Prest, Anita
dc.degree.department Department of Curriculum and Instruction en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US

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