Music Education and Diversity

Music  Education  and Diversity
Author : Patricia Shehan Campbell
Publisher : Teachers College Press
Total Pages : 240
Release : 2017
ISBN 10 : 9780807758823
ISBN 13 : 0807758825
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music Education and Diversity Book Description:

Music is a powerful means for educating citizens in a multicultural society and meeting many challenges shared by teachers across all subjects and grade levels. By celebrating heritage and promoting intercultural understandings, music can break down barriers between various ethnic, racial, cultural, and language groups within elementary and secondary schools. This book provides important insights for educators in music, the arts, and other subjects on the role that music can play in the curriculum as a powerful bridge to cultural understanding. The author documents key ideas and practices that have influenced current music education, particularly through efforts of ethnomusicologists in collaboration with educators, and examines some of the promises and pitfalls in shaping multicultural education through music. The text highlights World Music Pedagogy as a gateway to studying other cultures as well as the importance of including local music and musicians in the classroom.