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    The Role of Music in Education

    Forming Cultural Identity and Making Cross-Cultural Connections

    LOUISE M. PASCALE
    In this reflection, Louise Pascale describes the evolution, development, and outcomes of the Afghan Children’s Songbook Project, which is reintroducing children’s ethnic songs to the children of Afghanistan and Afghan expats as well as to American schoolchildren. Her reflection highlights the potential for music to unify and strengthen community, thus joining people together in a common experience. She explores the suppression and resurgence of musical culture in Afghanistan and the connection of this experience to music education in schools in the United States.

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    Louise M. Pascale is an associate professor of education in the Creative Arts in Learning Division at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, where she studies the impact and effectiveness of arts integration as an instructional strategy and powerful vehicle for increasing and deepening student learning. She coauthored (with Lisa Donovan) Integrating the Arts Across the Content Areas (Shell Education, 2012). Pascale’s research, which has focused on investigating ways that singing affects cultural reference, community building, and education, along with her time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Afghanistan, motivated her to launch the Afghan Children’s Songbook Project, which has been nationally and internationally recognized for its work preserving Afghan children’s songs and reintroducing them back into the culture.
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    Spring 2013 Issue

    Abstracts

    Foreword: Exploding Parameters and an Expanded Embrace
    A Proposal for the Arts in Education in the Twenty-First Century
    STEVE SEIDEL
    Editors’ Introduction
    Expanding Our Vision for the Arts in Education
    Edward P. Clapp and Laura A. Edwards
    Expanding Our “Frames” of Mind for Education and the Arts
    JENNIFER S. GROFF
    Expanding Our Vision of Museum Education and Perception
    An Analysis of Three Case Studies of Independent Blind Arts Learners
    SIMON HAYHOE
    Universal Design for Learning and the Arts
    Don Glass, Anne Meyer, and David H. Rose
    Graphica
    Comics Arts-Based Educational Research
    STEPHANIE JONES AND JAMES F. WOGLOM
    Why the Arts Don’t Do Anything
    Toward a New Vision for Cultural Production in Education
    RUBEN A. GAZTAMBIDE-FERNANDEZ
    Afterword: The Turning of the Leaves
    Expanding Our Vision for the Arts in Education
    MAXINE GREENE

    Book Notes

    The Learner-Directed Classroom
    Diane B. Jaquith and Nan E. Hathaway (Editors)

    Critical Aesthetic Pedagogy
    Yolanda Medina

    Hip Hop Genius
    Sam Seidel

    Design and Thinking
    Mu-Ming Tsai (Director)

    Changing Lives
    Tricia Tunstall

    Art Education Beyond the Classroom
    Alice Wexler (Editor)