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A Phenomenological Investigation of Competition in High School Bands

Abstract This study investigates the lived experience of competition in high school band and the manner in which competition influences and frames band curricula. A hermeneutic phenomenological method based on the works of van Manen and Vagle was used to investigate what it was like for participants to be in competition. A theoretical framework organized around Schwab's commonplaces of education was used to interpret findings related to the curricular areas of the teacher, learner, subject matter, and milieu. I examined data through a lens incorporating principles of John Dewey's philosophy related to each of the commonplaces.

Twelve individuals participated in the study representing experiences had both as students and as music educators.... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor O'Leary, Emmett James (Author) / Tobias, Evan S (Advisor) / Stauffer, Sandra L (Committee member) / Schmidt, Margaret (Committee member) / Sullivan, Jill M (Committee member) / Landes, Heather (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music education / Band / Competition / Curriculum / Phenomenology
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 384 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Music Education 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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