The Origins and Foundations of Music Education : Cross-Cultural Historical Studies of Music in Compulsory Schooling Hardback
Edited by Gordon Cox, Robin Stevens
Part of the Continuum Studies in Educational Research series
This landmark collection will explore the origins and foundations of music education across five continents.
The introduction of music as a compulsory subject in schools is of unique significance for music educationists and researchers.
However, their shared knowledge of this phenomenon is fragmentary and there is consequently a need for more comprehensive documentation and analysis of the foundational aspect of school music from a variety of international perspectives. Origins and Foundations of Music Education considers the following key issues: the inclusion of music as part of the compulsory school curriculum in the context of the historical and political landscape; the aims, objectives and content of the music curriculum as a compulsory subject; teaching methods; the provision and training of teachers of music; the experiences of pupils experiencing this musical education. Contributors have been carefully selected to represent countries which have incorporated music into compulsory schooling for a variety of differing reasons giving a diverse collection which will guide future actions and policy.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 258 pages, 1, black & white illustrations
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 11/03/2010
- Category: Curriculum planning & development
- ISBN: 9781847062079