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Scene and heard: Exploring a jazz ensemble as a community of musical practice
(ISME [International Society for Music Education], 2012)
This paper explores a jazz ensemble as it formed a “community of musical practice” (CoMP). Underpinned by a constructionist worldview, the study focused on the concept of “situated learning” within an adult jazz music ...
Social questions, musical answers: Local government music policy and practice (Pre-published version)
(Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, 2009)
Arts within local government polices and practices has been increasing worldwide. These local government arts agendas are primarily aimed at raising artistic standards, enhancing the quality of life within communities and ...
Rhetoric and reality: Examining the policy-practice interface of European and Irish arts policy (Pre-published version)
(EERA [European Educational Research Association], 2013)
This paper addresses European and Irish arts and cultural policy as both a form of ‘rhetoric’, or policy intention and ‘reality’, viewed as policy enactment. Taking a sociocultural view, social, economic, cultural and ...