Modernity, postmodernity and music education philosophy

David J. Elliott

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This discussion offers a broad perspective on past and present philosophising about music and music education. In building this discussion, I employ two orienting concepts: modernity and postmodernity. My aim is to unpack some relationships between these concepts and philosophies of music and music education. (Note: I shall follow many other writers in making a distinction, below, between postmodernity as an era and 'postmodern-ism' as a movement).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)32-41
Number of pages10
JournalResearch Studies in Music Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Music


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