Music Education in Your Hands: An Introduction for Future Teachers

1st Edition

Michael L. Mark, Patrice Madura

Published November 20, 2009
Textbook - 162 Pages
ISBN 9780415800907 - CAT# Y101122

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Music Education in Your Hands is a textbook for the introductory course in Music Education. Written for future classroom music teachers, the book provides an overview of the music education system , illuminating the many topics that music educators need to know, including technology, teaching methods, curricular evolution, legislation, and a range of societal needs from cultural diversity to evolving tastes in music. It encompasses a broad picture of the profession, and how the future of music education rests in the hands of today’s student teachers as they learn how to become advocates for music in our schools.


    • A balance of sound historical foundations with recent research and thinking;

    • Coursework that is appropriate in level and length for a one semester introductory course;

    • Actual dialogue between undergraduate music education majors and teachers, illustrating pertinent issues teachers must face;
    • An emphasis on opportunities in the greater community beyond the walls of the school that music teachers should be familiar with;
    • Suggested topics for activities and critical thinking for every chapter;
    • A companion web site including student and instructor resources


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