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The Origins and Foundations of Music Education

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List of Contributors, List of Illustrations; Foreword - Hakan Lundstrom, President, International Society for Music Education, Acknowledgements,; 1. Introduction; Part; 1. Europe; 2. Britain: Towards 'A Long Overdue Renaissance'?; 3. France: An Uncertain and Unequal Combat; 4. Germany: Educational Goals, Curricular Structure, Political Principles; 5. Ireland: Curriculum Development in Troubled Times; 6. Norway: Educational Progress or Stasis on the Outskirts of Europe; 7. Spain: A Journey From a Nominal Towards a Universally Implemented Curriculum; Part II. The Americas - A. North America; 8. Canada: Diverse Developments across The Decades; 9. United States of America: Reflections on the Development and Effectiveness of Compulsory Music Education; B. Latin America; 10. Argentina: From 'Musica Vocal' to 'Educacion Artistica: Musica; 11. Cuba: Music Education and Revolution; Part III. Africa And Asia-Pacific; 12. Australia: Recurring Problems and Unresolved Issues; 13. China: Socio-Political Constructions of School Music; 14. Japan: Music as a Tool for Moral Education?; 15. South Africa: Indigenous Roots, Cultural Imposition and an Uncertain Future; Index.

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Gordon Cox is Lecturer at the Institute of Education, University of Reading, UK. Robin Stevens is Lecturer in the Faculty of Education, Deakin University, Australia.


"'This is an impressive volume, a bright and shining compendium of essays by prominent scholars from fourteen nations who trace the historic roots and reasons for music as a subject of study in compulsory schooling... it is expertly conceived and carried through as a project that conveys varied international histories and current contexts of music.' Patricia Shehan Campbell, Donald E. Peterson Professor of Music, University of Washington"

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