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Description - The Origins and Foundations of Music Education by Dr Gordon Cox

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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781441128881
ISBN-10: 1441128883
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 3-Nov-2011
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Dr Gordon Cox

Robin Stevens is a Principal Fellow in the Faculty of the VCA (Victorian College of the Arts) and Music at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He was formerly Associate Professor of Music Education at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. Gordon Cox currently serves on the History Standing Committee of the International Society for Music Education and was, until recently, Senior Lecturer in Music Education at the University of Reading, UK.

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