The Origins and Foundations of Music Education: International Perspectives (2nd Revised edition)

The Origins and Foundations of Music Education: International Perspectives (2nd Revised edition)

By: Gordon Cox (editor), Robin Stevens (editor)Paperback

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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. The Foreword for this new edition has been written by Sheila Woodward, President of the International Society for Music Education. Contributors have been carefully selected to represent countries that have incorporated music into compulsory schooling for a variety of reasons resulting in a diverse collection which will guide future actions and policy.

About Author

Gordon Cox is the Chair of the History Standing Committee of the International Society for Music Education, and was formerly Senior Lecturer in Music Education at the Institute of Education, University of Reading, UK. Robin Stevens is a Principal Fellow in the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at The University of Melbourne, Australia, and was formerly Associate Professor of Music Education at Deakin University, Australia.


List of Contributors List of Illustrations Foreword - Sheila Woodward, President, International Society for Music Education Acknowledgements 1 Introduction - Gordon Cox and Robin Stevens PART I - EUROPE 2 Britain: `Opportunities and threats equally balanced', Gordon Cox 3 France: An uncertain and unequal combat, Francois Madurell 4 Germany: Educational goals, curricular structure, political principles, Wilfried Gruhn 5 Ireland: Curriculum development in troubled times, Marie McCarthy 6 Kosovo: A struggle for freedom and national identity, Besa Luzha 7 Lithuania: The continuous assertion of national identity, Ruta Girdzijauskiene and Emilija Sakadolskis 8 Norway: Educational progress or stasis on the outskirts of Europe?, Fred Ola Bjornstad and Magne Espeland 9 Spain: A journey from a nominal towards a universally implemented curriculum, Gabriel Rusinek and Susana Sarfson PART II - THE AMERICAS A North America 10 Canada: Diverse developments across the decades, Nancy F. Vogan 11 United States of America: Reflections on the development and effectiveness of compulsory music education, Jere T. Humphreys B Latin America 12 Argentina: From `Musica Vocal' to `Educacion Artistica: Musica', Ana Lucia Frega with Alicia de Couve and Claudia dal Pino 13 Brazil: Context and fruition in school music education, Jusamara Souza 14 Cuba: Music education and revolution, Lisa Lorenzino PART III - THE MIDDLE EAST 15 Israel: From visions to implementation: Mapping the journey of music education, Lia Laor 16 Turkey: The role of music education in socio-political and academic contexts, Dilek Goekturk Cary PART IV - AFRICA AND ASIA-PACIFIC 17 Australia: Recurring problems and unresolved issues, Robin Stevens and Jane Southcott 18 China: Socio-political constructions of school music, Wai-Chung Ho 19 South Africa: Indigenous roots, cultural imposition and an uncertain future, Robin Stevens and Eric Akrofi 20 Conclusion, Gordon Cox and Robin Stevens INDEX

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  • ISBN13: 9781474229081
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 312
  • ID: 9781474229081
  • weight: 548
  • ISBN10: 1474229085
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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