MUSIC EDUCATION for SOCIAL CHANGE (Teaching Adolescents Music)
What is social change? Where is social change? When is social change? What, where, when is it not? What conditions influence our lives? How can we use music to change our world? How might we work toward more equitable and inclusive practices? How might music educators make it known that they are open to different possibilities? How might we do things so that the scale of measurement is not against dominant norms? How might we re-envision our program requirements, our entrance exams, and how we market and advertise our programs? How might we work toward dismantling the systems of oppression? What are the possibilities for decolonizing music education? How can music education, within as well as beyond school settings, take on the work of justice? How can our work as music educators rethink our field to be answerable to the diverse ways of learning and the teaching music, as well as the needs of social beings? How can we listen to, learn from, open up spaces for, and support the diverse voices in our field? How can we provide access to the means of production of culture and positively contribute to shaping culture? How can we expand notions of who we be and who we want to become?