Origins And Foundations Of Music Education

Origins And Foundations Of Music Education

by Gordon Cox
     
 

ISBN-10: 1847062075

ISBN-13: 9781847062079

Pub. Date: 04/08/2010

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

This landmark collection explores the origins and foundations of music education across five continents and considers:
• 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
• teaching methods
• the

Overview

This landmark collection explores the origins and foundations of music education across five continents and considers:
• 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
• teaching methods
• the provision and training of teachers of music
• the experiences of pupils

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847062079
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
04/08/2010
Series:
Continuum Studies in Educational Research Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables vii

List of Contributors viii

Foreword Håkan Lundström xiii

Acknowledgements xiv

1 Introduction Gordon Cox Robin Stevens 1

Part 1 Europe

2 Britain: Towards 'a long overdue renaissance'? Gordon Cox 15

3 France: An uncertain and unequal combat François Madurell 29

4 Germany: Educational goals, curricular structure, political principles Wilfried Gruhn 45

5 Ireland: Curriculum development in troubled times Marie McCarthy 61

6 Norway: Educational progress or stasis on the outskirts of Europe? Fred Ola Bjørnstad Magne Espeland 77

7 Spain: A journey from a nominal towards a universally implemented curriculum Gabriel Rusinek Susana Sarfson 91

Part 2 The Americas

A North America

8 Canada: Diverse developments across the decades Nancy Vogan 109

9 United States of America: Reflections on the development and effectiveness of compulsory music education Fere T. Humphreys 121

B Latin America

10 Argentina: From 'música vocal' to 'educación artística: Música' Ana Lucía Frega Alicia de Couve Claudia Dal Pino 139

11 Cuba: Music education and revolution Lisa M. Lorenzino 153

Part 3 Africa and Asia-Pacific

12 Australia: Recurring problems and unresolved issues Robin Stevens Fane Southcott 171

13 China: Socio-political constructions of school music Wai-Chung Ho 189

14 Japan: Music as a tool for moral education? Masafumi Ogawa 205

15 South Africa: Indigenous roots, cultural imposition and an uncertain future Robin Stevens Eric Akrofi 221

Index 236

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