Issues in Music Teaching

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The purpose of this book is to highlight issues that teachers of music in primary and secondary schools confront in their professional practice. It is intended that readers will be stimulated to:

* question both the assumptions which inform national policy and received wisdom about particular aspects of the curriculum

* debate the fundamental principles on which practice should be based

* develop a critical stance in relation to practice which will support them in achieving greater understanding of the curriculum and its implementation in their classrooms.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415237185
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/29/2001
  • Series: Issues in Teaching Series
  • Pages: 276
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables
Notes on contributors
Introduction to the series
Introduction 1
Pt. I The nature of music and music education 7
1 Teaching music in schools: some historical reflections 9
2 The justification for music education 21
3 Is music a language? 32
4 Music in society and education 47
5 Learning in music: complexity and diversity 61
Pt. II The content, design, implementation and development of the music curriculum 77
6 The body and musical literacy 79
7 Creativity and composition in music 92
8 Continuity and progression in music education 105
9 Music assessment and the hegemony of musical heritage 118
10 Music and combined arts 131
11 Music education in and for a pluralist society 142
12 Equality of opportunity and instrumental tuition 156
13 Using ICT in music teaching 170
14 Resources and activities beyond the school 182
15 Music education and individual needs 194
Pt. III Professional development in music education 207
16 Teacher development in music 209
17 Comparative perspectives 224
18 Research and development in music education 238
Index 252
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