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Utopian Visions: Emancipatory Possibilities

by Cathy Benedict - 2012

It is the goal and the purpose on which the utopia is based that merit attention. As such, in this chapter, I engage in what Gilroy (in Shelby & Gilroy, 2008) referred to as a “utopian exercise” in order to think through our3 “romance with” (p. 134) music as “part of the core curriculum” and as “balanced, comprehensive, and sequential” (National Association for Music Education [NAfME], 2011b).

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 111, No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 114 Number 13, 2012, p. 146-159
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18367, Date Accessed: 7/24/2021 8:19:38 PM

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  • Cathy Benedict
    Florida International University
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    CATHY BENEDICT is currently the area coordinator of music education at Florida International University. Her scholarly interests lie in facilitating music education environments in which students take on the perspective of a justice-oriented citizen. To this end, her research agenda focuses on the processes of education and the ways in which teachers and students interrogate taken for granted, normative practices. She has published in such journals as Philosophy of Music Education Review, Music Education Research, Research Studies in Music Education, the Brazilian journal ABEM, and Theory Into Practice.
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