Cover

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Half Title, Series Info, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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Contents

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pp. vii-viii

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Preface

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pp. ix-xiv

I call attention to a tone of longing and melancholy in the quotation above. Greene speaks about an awareness of the unseen and unheard, about expanding the horizons of perception and thought, about finding openings in the closed and categorical. Though she passed away during the writing of this book, when I read the passage above, I can still hear her voice: ...

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1. Toward Open Encounters

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pp. 1-35

The form of the question was gotcha. In an interview published in the New York Times Magazine, writer Jon Caramanica asked Snoop Dogg, the producer, rapper, and musician, what he thought about “this suburban streak in hip-hop, like Iggy Azalea and Macklemore.”2 The provocation, I think, was supposed to expose a fault line around issues of race and authenticity, ...

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2. Music-Teacher Quality and Expertise

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pp. 36-65

This chapter is about what constitutes a quality music teacher at this time in history. My framing question is this: What kind of music teacher do our students deserve? Working backward from this question, I propose a more open, expansive, and adventuresome vision of music-teacher expertise, paying particular attention to the role of the university in music-teacher preparation. ...

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3. Learning in Laboratories

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pp. 66-105

I know an English teacher in Brooklyn who was visited by her supervisor and evaluated on her performance, as required by law. Among other things, the supervisor documented that her children took twenty-two seconds to put their books away. “The next time I visit,” the supervisor warned, “I want you to cut this down to twelve.” ...

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4. Looking, Longing, for Moral Openings

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pp. 106-142

I remain passionate about the capacity of school for fostering the in-betweenness that Maxine Greene calls to mind in this epigraph. The feeling is one of longing, not faith or romance in the notion of public schooling as some kind of fixed good. Instead, I long to find or create a space in which people can connect with others across difference and ability in an ongoing and unfinished way. ...

Notes

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pp. 143-162

Bibliography

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pp. 163-176

Index

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pp. 177-182

About the Author

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