Mediations, Institutions and Post-Compulosry Music Education

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This chapter draws on two main pieces of research – first, my doctoral thesis, which examined the processes of professionalization in Scottish folk/traditional music and the way in which this impacts ideology and conceptualization (McLaughlin, 2012).This work involved a study of mediation/mediators and examined the role of Further and Higher Education (FE & HE)1 institutions in shaping understand- ings of folk and traditional Scottish music. Second, this chapter draws on an ongo- ing piece of research, funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh, examining the teaching and assessment of creative practice in Scottish post-compulsory (FE and HE) popular music education.While my focus is primarily on FE and HE institu- tions in Scotland, discussion also includes HE institutions from other parts of the UK.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Research Companion to Popular Music Education
EditorsGareth Dylan Smith, Matt Brennan, Zack Moir, Shara Rambarran, Phil Kirkman
ISBN (Electronic)1472464982
ISBN (Print)1472464982, 9781472464989
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • music
  • Pedagogy
  • Institutions
  • Mediation
  • 23ref2021


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