Notes on Contributos. 1. Introduction: Music Education in Contemporary Culture. (David K. Lines). 2. Music and Music Education: Theory and praxis for 'making a difference'. (Thomas A. Regelski). 3. Music Education in Nihilistic Times. (Wayne Bowman). 4. Music Education and Cultural Identity. (Robert A. Davis). 5. Improvisation and Cultural Work in Music and Music Education. (David K. Lines). 6. Musical Meaning and Social Reproduction: A case for retrieving autonomy. (Lucy Green). 7. Musical Understanding, Musical Works, and Emotional Expression: Implications for education. (David J. Elliott). 8. The Wow Factor? A Comparative Study of the Development of Student Music Teachers' Talents in Scotland and Australia. (Alastair Mcphee, Peter Stollery, Ros Mcmillan). 9. Music Education, Performativity and Aestheticization. (Constantijn Koopman). 10. The Global Musical Subject, Curriculum and Heidegger's Questioning Concerning Technology. (Janet Mansfield). Index.
David K. Lines is Associate Head of Music (Research) at the University of Auckland. He is actively involved in music education, arts curriculum research, development and implementation in New Zealand schools, and also performs and composes contemporary jazz fusion music.