Who watches the watchmen Evaluating evaluations of El Sistema

materiaal
tijdschriftartikel
auteur(s)
G. Baker; A. Bull; M. Taylor
in
British journal of music education
uitgever(s)
Cambridge University Press
jaar van uitgave
2018
jaargang
35
nr
3
maand van publicatie
November
pagina
255-269 p.
annotatie
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Within the growing field of publications on El Sistema and Sistema-inspired programmes around the world, a marked divide can be observed between the findings of critical academic studies and commissioned evaluations. Using evaluations of El Sistema in Venezuela and Aotearoa New Zealand as our principal case studies, we argue that this gulf can be explained at least partly by methodological problems in the way that some evaluations are carried out. We conclude that many Sistema evaluations display an alignment with advocacy rather than explorative research, and that the foundation for El Sistema's claims of social transformation is thus weak.

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muziek - achterstandssituaties - Venezuela - muziekeducatie - effecten - onderzoek (onderwerp) - onderzoek (vorm) - onderzoek