John Finney taught music in secondary schools in Southall, Worcester and Basingstoke, England before higher degree study at Reading University and joining the Music Department of Homerton College, Cambridge in 1992. In 2001 the College was assimilated into the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education. He retired in 2011. His research has focused on the analysis of classroom practice in relation to public policy with particular attention to curriculum rationales, pedagogical innovation and change, and the problems of assessment. Major publications include Rebuilding Engagement through the Arts: responding to disaffected students (with Hickman, R.; Morrison, M; Nicholl, B. and Rudduck, J.), Masterclass in Music Education: transforming teaching and learning (with Laurence, F.) and Music Education in England 1950-2010: the child-centred progressive tradition, a critical commentary on ideas and practices that have evolved during the second half of the 20th century in England.

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John Finney taught music in secondary schools in Southall, Worcester and Basingstoke, England before higher degree study at Reading University and joining the Music Department of Homerton College, Cambridge in 1992. In 2001 the College was assimilated into the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education. He retired in 2011. His research has focused on the analysis of classroom practice in relation to public policy with particular attention to curriculum rationales, pedagogical innovation and change, and the problems of assessment. Major publications include Rebuilding Engagement through the Arts: responding to disaffected students (with Hickman, R.; Morrison, M; Nicholl, B. and Rudduck, J.), Masterclass in Music Education: transforming teaching and learning (with Laurence, F.) and Music Education in England 1950-2010: the child-centred progressive tradition, a critical commentary on ideas and practices that have evolved during the second half of the 20th century in England.

John writes the blog Music Education Now at jfin107.wordpress

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