FLÁVIA MOTOYAMA NARITA
Flávia Motoyama Narita has been a lecturer at the Universidade de Brasília (UnB), Brazil, since 2006. She has coordinated the Music Teacher Education course and is currently the deputy head of the Music Department. She did her first degree in Music Teacher Education at the Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Brazil. She carried out her M.A. and Ph.D studies at the UCL Institute of Education, where she studied under the supervision of Professor Lucy Green. Her research interests include informal learning, critical pedagogy, popular music, social justice and music teacher education.
Professora do Departamento de Música da Universidade de Brasília (UnB) desde 2006. Foi coordenadora dos cursos de Licenciatura diurno e a distância. Atualmente é Vice-Chefe do Departamento de Música. Possui graduação em Música (Licenciatura) pela Universidade de São Paulo, e mestrado e doutorado em Educação Musical pelo IOE/UCL, Londres, sob orientação da Prof. Lucy Green.
What Really Needs to be Fought Against? Fighting the Good Fight through Music Education
As the newly elected conservative government comes into power in Brazil, we witness distorted ways the term ideology is being used and targeted as an “evil” to be fought against. In such a scenario, educators play a key role to secure people’s right to a plurality of ideas and freedom to learn, teach, research and disseminate culture, thoughts, art and knowledge, as stated in the Brazilian Education Law and Federal Constitution. Music teacher education may contribute to promote our diverse cultural manifestations. Besides, I suggest that pedagogical approaches could benefit from Freire’s dialogical, problem-posing and humanizing education.