Marie McCarthy is a general music specialist and has taught courses on music in the elementary and secondary school, learning theories for the music teacher, music cultures in the classroom, research methods in music education, and music teacher education. She was on the music faculty of the University of Maryland from 1990 to 2006. A former public-school teacher in Ireland, she has received numerous awards, including a Fulbright Scholarship and an Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Council for Research in Music Education.
To Ignite Hope in Uncertain Times – Advancing Inclusive Music Pedagogy with the World in Mind
The provocations to be presented at MDG 31 collectively reflect a hunger for justice and a call for inclusive practices in music education that account for the fullest range of music’s affordances and meanings. In the course of this paper, I circle back to witness earlier advances toward inclusion in school(ed) music, and draw on the rich tapestry of ideas and case studies in the provocations to synthesize present concerns and inspire future directions. I end on a note of hope around the promise of an inclusive music pedagogy that seeks to honor individual diversity, nurture collective identities and expand global consciousness.