Teaching Music in Secondary Schools: A Reader

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Gary Spruce
Psychology Press, 2002 - 233 pages

Teaching Music in Secondary Schools is the accompaniment to its practical-based counterpart Aspects of Teaching Secondary Music. Together they form a comprehensive resource for those engaged with Initial Teacher Training and Continuing Professional Development in Music.

Through this reader, student-teachers and practising teachers will be introduced to the big issues and ideas abounding in music teaching today.

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Contents

Ways of thinking about music Political dimensions and educational consequences
3
Finding the future in the past Historical perspectives on music education
25
Research in the sociology of music education Some introductory concepts
36
Music learning and musical development
49
Music education A European perspective
51
Music psychology and the secondary music teacher
63
Musical development in the primary years
80
Planning for transfer and transition in music education
92
In search of a childs musical imagination
130
Musical contexts
141
ICT and the music curriculum
143
The place of composing in the Music curriculum
166
Relevance and transformation roles for world musics
181
Instrumental teaching as music teaching
193
The art of improvisation and the aesthetics of imperfection
209
Index
227

Music with emotionally disturbed children
106
Assessment in the arts Issues of objectivity
117

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