Section II - Action and Quest
Place of Publication
London, Ontario Canada
music education, culture, cultural worker, image of thought, becoming, metaphor, labor
Estelle Jorgensen’s Pictures of Music Education provides an exploration of music education through figural and literal thinking stimulated by a selection of metaphors and models. This chapter takes inspiration from Jorgensen’s approach to music education and explores how the changing idea of culture resonates with thinking about music education. It is suggested that music education and culture can be thought of together through a more politically aware stance or image of thought that music teachers can adopt: the music educator as cultural worker. By adopting this stance, the music educator enacts music and culture together, is critically informed by the changing cultural landscape, and agile enough to develop and adapt creative pedagogies in music education that offer freedoms and access to music learning.
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Citation of this paper:
Lines, D. (2019). The Music Educator as Cultural Worker. In R. E. Allsup & C. Benedict (Eds.), The road goes ever on: Estelle Jorgensen’s legacy in music education (pp. 105-117). London, Ontario: Western University. https://doi.org/10.5206/q1144262.jorgensen.2019.ch09