Music, Education, and Multiculturalism : Foundations and Principles
Multiculturalism is an issue in education that cannot be ignored. What it is, how it is developed, and what it means for education - especially music education - is the essence of this book. Beginning with a discussion of the philosophical foundations surrounding this issue, this work traces the growth and development of multicultural music education in the U.S. from its start in the early 1900s to the present. It places the history of multicultural music education within the context of both social history and general education history within the U.S. and in the broader international community. The last part of the book focuses on the implications of multiculturalism for music education. This enlightening book serves as an ideal reference for anyone interested in understanding and implementing multicultural music education.
- Hardback | 288 pages
- 164.3 x 243.1 x 19.3mm | 666.85g
- 25 Sep 1997
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
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In today's multi-ethnic classroom, multiculturalism plays an increasingly vital role. What it is, how it developed, and what it means for education, especially music education, is the essence of this three-part book. Music, Education, And Multiculturalism traces the growth and development of multicultural music education in the United States from its start in the early 1900s to the present, and describes the state of multicultural music education internationally. Designed to assist music educators at all levels in understanding and implementing multicultural education, this book provides suggestions for curricular development, offers teaching strategies, and provides practical applications including materials and methodologies. Combining personal narrative and oral history with the support of primary and archival documents, this text is essential reading for all students and teachers of the history and foundations of music education and of multiculturalism in general education.