Including Everyone: Creating Music Classrooms Where All Children Learn
Many practical books for music educators who work with special needs students focus on students’ disabilities, rather than on the inclusive classroom more generally. In Including Everyone, Judith Jellison offers a new approach that identifies broader principles of inclusive music instruction writ large. Including Everyone equips music teachers with five principles of effective instruction that are applicable in both classroom and rehearsal rooms alike. These five guidelines lay out Jellison’s argument for a new way to teach music that shifts attention away from thinking of children in terms of symptoms. The effective teacher, argues Jellison, will strive to offer a curriculum that will not only allow the child with a disability to be more successful, but will also apply to and improve instruction for typically developing students.