Associate Faculty - Doctoral membership
Department of Music
Education: B.Mus.Ed, Toronto; B.Ed., Toronto; M.Music, Western; PhD, Northwestern
Dr. Woodford is Professor and former Chair of the Department of Music Education at the Don Wright Faculty of Music. His interests in philosophical, sociological, and political issues affecting the music 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). He is past-Chair of the Executive Committee of the International Society for the Philosophy of Music Education (2004-7) and is on the International Advisory Boards of 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?” In The Place of Music in the 21st Century: One Hundred-Eleventh National Society for the Study of Education Yearbook. Eds.P. Schmidt & C. Benedict. New York: Teachers College Press, 2012. 34-50. “Music Education and Social Justice: Toward a Radical Political History and Vision.” In Debates in Music Education. Eds. G.Spruce & C. Philpott.London: Routledge, 2012. 85-101. “Dewey’s Bastard’s: Music, Meaning, and Politics.” In The Oxford Handbook of Music Education. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. 698-701. “Two Political Models for Music Education and Their Implications for Practice.” In Sound Progress: Exploring Musical Development. Eds. H. Coll & A. Lamont .London, UK: National Association of Music Educators. 2009. 109-114. “Why Canada Does Not Have National Standards, Or Does It”? Canadian Music Educator, 51, no. 2 (2009): 34-39. “Democratic Elitism or Democratic Citizenship: The Politics of Music, Meaning and Education in Cold-War America.” Eufonia:Didactica de la Musica, 50 (2010): 23-33. “Democracy, Pragmatist Aesthetics and the Choral Experience.” Diskussion MusikPaedagogik, 42, no. 2 (2009):53-59. “ Fear and Loathing in Music Education? Beyond Democracy and Music Education.” Action, Criticism and Theory for Music Education, 7, no. 1 (2008): 105-138.
Doctoral Dissertation Advising:
Stephanie Horsley, A Comparative Analysis of Neoliberal Education Reform of Music Education in England (1979-1997) and Ontario, Canada (1995-2003). In progress.
Daniela Bute, The Challenges of Democratization, Globalization, and European Integration for Music Education in Romania. 2009.
Paul Louth, Music, Metaphor, and Ideology: Toward a Critical Theory of Forms in Music Education. 2008.
Karen Snell, Teaching Popular Music as Embodied Knowledge: A Phenomenological Model of Music Teaching and Learning. 2007.
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