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National Association for Music Education to Fund Two, Two-Year Research Projects on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Music Education
Call for Proposals Open until September 1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RESTON, VA (July 15, 2016)—As part of an ongoing series of research projects that the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) has funded, the leading association for music educators has announced a call for proposals for two new research projects to be conducted over the next two years, to study important issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in music education.
NAfME and the Society for Research in Music Education (SRME) invite proposals that involve strategies for promoting, facilitating, or assessing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the music education workforce, preK-12 school music opportunities, or music education organizations.
A stipend of up to $10,000 will be awarded to each grant recipient to be used solely in support of the project. Proposed budgets should designate funds for evaluation and dissemination of outcomes.
Proposals may be sent as an e-mail attachment in Word (.doc) or Portable Document Format (.pdf) to James Byo, Chair, Society for Research in Music Education Executive Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 1, 2016. Only electronic submissions will be accepted.
- Cover page: name and affiliation of principal and coinvestigators; and 150-word abstract.
- Proposal (not to exceed four single-spaced pages): Purpose of the project; Description of procedures; Plan for data analysis; Plan for evaluation and dissemination; Timeline.
- Principal and coinvestigators’ curriculum vitae, not to exceed three pages each.
The SRME Executive Committee will select a proposal for nomination to the NAfME National Executive Board. Applicants will be notified of the decision in November 2016. A final report (APA style), a 150-word abstract, and a 750-word executive summary must be submitted to the SRME Chair no later than March 1, 2018.
“This latest call for research proposals also represents one of four of the association’s strategic directions, which is to promote and disseminate sound data to advance music teaching and learning and influence educational policy.”
“NAfME remains committed to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in the music education profession and the students educators serve,” said Michael J. Blakeslee, NAfME Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer. “This latest call for research proposals also represents one of four of the association’s strategic directions, which is to promote and disseminate sound data to advance music teaching and learning and influence educational policy.”
Past research projects that NAfME has funded include:
- Research in progress to provide a professional development program tailored to the needs of urban music educators, and to research its effectiveness for fostering teachers’ professional growth. Julia Shaw, 2014.
- Development of a Music Curriculum and National Teaching Model to Enhance Reading Skills of Second Grade Students. Alice-Ann Darrow, 2005.
- Early Childhood Music Education in the United States: Standards Based Research. Rachel Lee Nardo, Donna Brink Fox, Diane Persellin, and Lori A. Custodero, 2004.
- The Impact of a School Loaner-Instrument Program on the Attitudes and Achievement of Low-Income Students. Don P. Ester, Kristin Turner, 2004.
National Association for Music Education, among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century. With more than 130,000 members, the organization is the voice of music education in the United States.
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