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Urban Music Education: A Practical Guide for Teachers

Kate Fitzpatrick-Harnish


The prevailing discourse surrounding urban music education suggests the deficit-laden notion that urban school settings are “less than” rather than “different from” their counterparts. Through the lens of contextually specific teaching, this book provides a counternarrative on urban music education that encourages urban music teachers to focus on the strengths of their students as their primary resource. Through a combination of research-based strategies and practical suggestions from the author’s own experience teaching music in urban settings, the book highlights important issues for teacher ... More

Keywords: under-resourced schools, urban music education, culturally relevant, under-served, under-resourced

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199778560
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778560.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kate Fitzpatrick-Harnish, author
The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Assistant Professor of Music Education