The origins and foundations of music education : international perspectives /

Publication Type:



London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc,, United Kingdom, p.xvi, 290 pages : (2017)



Call Number:



Instruction and study, Instruction and study., Music


Includes bibliographical references (pages 278-279) and index.Britain: opportunities and threats equally balanced / Gordon Cox -- France: an uncertain and unequal combat / Franðcois Madurell -- Germany: educational goals, curricular structure, political principles / Wilfried Gruhn -- Ireland: curriculum development in troubled times / Marie McCarthy -- Kosovo: a struggle for freedom and national identity / Besa Luzha -- Lithuania: the continuous assertion of national identity / Rèuta Girdzijauskien and Emilija Sakadolskis -- Norway: educational progress or stasis on the outskirts of Europe? / Fred Ola Bj²rnstad and Magne Espeland -- Spain: a journey from a nominal towards a universally implemented curriculum / Gabriel Rusinek and Susana Sarfson -- Canada: diverse developments across the decades / Nancy F. Vogan -- United States of America: reflections on the development and effectiveness of compulsory music education / Jere T. Humphreys -- Argentina: from 'mâusica vocal' to 'educaciâon artâistica: mâusica' / Ana Lucâia Frega with Alicia de Couve and Claudia Dal Pino -- Brazil: towards the consolidation of music as a mandatory curriculum subject / Jusamara Souza -- Cuba: music education and revolution / Lisa M. Lorenzino -- Israel: from visions of nationhood to realization through music / Lia Laor -- Turkey: historical and political influences on music education / Dilek Gèoktèurk Cary -- Australia: recurring problems and unresolved issues / Robin Stevens and Jane Southcott -- China: a socio-political perspective on the introduction and development of school music / Wai-Chung Ho -- South Africa: indigenous roots, cultural imposition and an emerging national identity / Robin Stevens and Eric Akrofi."This landmark collection explores the origins and foundations of music education in Europe, The Americas, Africa and Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East, and considers the inclusion of music as part of the compulsory school curriculum in the context of the historical, social and political landscape. Within each chapter, the contributors explore the following key areas: the aims, objectives and content of the music curriculum; teaching methods; the provision and training of teachers of music; the experiences of pupils. This fully revised second edition includes new chapters on Brazil, Israel, Kosovo, Lithuania, and Turkey, along with questions to encourage reflection and discussion. A concluding chapter has been added to encourage readers to consider the evolution of music education globally"--Back cover.