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Teaching music in secondary schools : a reader
Spruce, Gary.
Publication Information:
London ; New York : RoutledgeFalmer, 2002.
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xviii, 233 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Published in association with the Open University.
Ways of thinking about music : political dimensions and educational consequences / Gary Spruce -- Finding the future in the past : historical perspectives on music education / Stephanie E. Pitts -- Research in the sociology of music education : some introductory concepts / Lucy Green -- Music education : a European perspective / Janet Hoskyns -- Music psychology and the secondary music teacher / Alexandra Lamont -- Musical development in the primary years / Janet Mills -- Planning for transfer and transition in music education / Helen Coll -- Music with emotionally disturbed children / Yvonne Packer -- Assessment in the arts : issues of objectivity / Gary Spruce -- In search of a child's musical imagination / Robert Walker -- ICT and the music curriculum / Paul Wright -- The place of composing in the music curriculum / Ted Bunting -- Relevance and transformation : roles for world musics / Malcolm Floyd -- Instrumental teaching as music teaching / Keith Swanwick -- The art of improvisation and the aesthetics of imperfection / Andy Hamilton.
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Teaching Music in Secondary Schoolsis 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.

Table of Contents

1 Ways of Thinking About Music: Political Dimensions and Educational Consequences
2 Finding the Future in the Past: Historical Perspectives on Music Education
3 Research in the Sociology of Music Education: Some Introductory Concepts
4 Music Education: A European Perspective
5 Music Psychology and the Secondary Music Teacher
6 Musical Development in the Primary Years
7 Planning for Transfer and Transition in Music Education
8 Music with Emotionally Disturbed Children
9 Assessment in the Arts: Issues of Objectivity
10 In Search of a Child's Musical Imagination
11 An Overview of the Use of ICT in the Music Curriculum
12 The Place of Composing in the Music Curriculum
13 Relevance and Transformation: Roles for World Musics
14 Instrumental Teaching as Music Teaching
15 The Art of Improvisation and the Aesthetics of Imperfection