What is it about?
Postsecondary music, and in particular music education, has long been plagued by systemic racism, lack of equity, and loss of access, preventing people of color from pursuing the highest levels of study. The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of Black doctoral students in music education in terms of their motivations to pursue doctoral studies, educational and social experiences while enrolled, and emerging information literacy.
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Why is it important?
Findings revealed commonalities in participants’ lived experiences that could inform efforts to recruit and retain Black doctoral students, develop curricula that takes into account their experiences and goals, and stem systemic racism and promote equity and inclusion in the academy.
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This page is a summary of: Perspectives of Black Students in Music Education Doctoral Programs: Motivations, Experiences, and Information Literacy, Journal of Music Teacher Education, June 2023, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/10570837231177988.
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