Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Transformative Education and Social Change
Jason Wozniak, Ph.D.
Dana Morrison, Ph.D.
John Elmore, Ph.D.
Throughout this thesis, I will delineate the historical and current issue of Eurocentrism and racism being perpetuated in K-12 music education and music teacher education programs. I will argue that music teacher education programs need to be decolonized and radically transformed so that music classrooms and curricula are anti-racist and counterhegemonic. Through utilizing theoretical frameworks, a historical review, and a literature review, I will further contextualize this problem. Lastly, I will propose a two-pronged intervention to address this over-arching issue: an undergraduate course entitled Critical Pedagogy in Music Education and a radically transformative professional development series for current music educators.
Adams, Alexis, "Empowering Silenced Voices: Implementing Critical Pedagogy to Move Toward Decolonizing Music Education" (2022). West Chester University Master’s Theses. 254.