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Popular music, policy, and education

Moir, Zack; Smith, Gareth


Gareth Smith


Shane Homan


Extract: In this chapter we explore links between popular music, policy and education from two broad perspectives. We examine the impacts of popular music and cultural policy on music education, and links between education policy and popular music education (PME) . Our use of the term ‘education’ in this chapter is deliberately broad and multifaceted. In addition to considering education by focusing on institutions and stakeholders, for example, we also focus on the way in which policy impacts or drives wider economic and ideological issues, thus functioning as a form of ‘public pedagogy’ (Giroux 2003) . Our focus is as much on economic, political and social policies as de facto educational texts and discourses. Due to the inherent ambiguity of the terms ‘policy’ and ‘PME’, consideration of these areas is potentially problematic. Additionally, we are aware of almost no policy texts pertaining specifically to popular music...

Online Publication Date Jan 13, 2022
Publication Date Jan 13, 2022
Deposit Date Feb 9, 2023
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages 91-108
Book Title The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music Policy
Chapter Number 6
ISBN 978-1-5013-4532-6