Professor, Department of Music Education
Paul Woodford’s interests in philosophical and political issues affecting the teaching profession have led to many professional publications, including his fifth book, Democracy and music education: Liberalism, ethics, and the politics of practice (Indiana University Press, 2005), and chapters and articles in leading books and journals. He is past-chair of the International Society for the Philosophy of Music Education (2004-7) and is on the International Advisory Boards for the British Journal of Music Education, the Philosophy of Music Education Review, and the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education. Selected publications: “What does music mean, and can music education really matter?” The place of music in the 21st century: One hundred-eleventh 2012 National Society for the Study of Education yearbook (Teachers College Press); “Music education and social justice: Toward a radical political history and vision,” in Debates in music education (Routledge, 2012); “Dewey’s bastard’s: Music, meaning, and politics,” in The Oxford handbook of music edducation ( 2012); “Two political models for music education and their implications for practice,” in Sound progress: Exploring musical development (UK: National Association of Music Educators, 2009); “Democratic elitism or democratic citizenship: The politics of music, meaning and education in Cold-War America,” Eufonia:Didactica de la Musica (2010); “Democracy, pragmatist aesthetics and the choral experience,” Diskussion Musikpaedagogik (2009); “Why Canada does not have national standards, or does it”? Canadian Music Educator (2009); and “Fear and loathing in music education? Beyond democracy and music education,” in Action, Criticism and Theory for Music Education (2008).