A Song for Humanistic Education: Pedagogy and Politics in the Middle East

  • Linda A. Herrera


Humanistic education in the Middle East has been on the demise in past decades due to the intensification of political and economic injustices, the rise of nativism, sectarianism, and religious fundamentalisms, and the spread of neoliberal, or market-driven educational reforms. By examining the life history and pedagogy of one music educator, an Egyptian Muslim violin teacher, this study addresses aesthetic education and ways in which a cosmopolitan polity can be cultivated and humanistic principles nurtured in the young – particularly during periods of conflict and struggles for democratic change.


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