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Routledge Studies in Music Education


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This series is our home for cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections covering Music Education. Considering music performance, theory, and culture alongside topics such as special education, multicultural education, music therapy, policy, pedagogy, community, and technology, titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics.

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Music Education in Africa: Concept, Process, and Practice

Music Education in Africa: Concept, Process, and Practice

1st Edition

Emily Achieng’ Akuno
March 28, 2019

This book explores the music of Africa and its experience in modern education, offering music education analyses from African perspectives. The collection assembles insights from around Africa to bring African and non-African scholars into the world of music, education, policy, and assessment as...

Educational Change and the Secondary School Music Curriculum in Aotearoa New Zealand

Educational Change and the Secondary School Music Curriculum in Aotearoa New Zealand

1st Edition

Graham McPhail, Vicki Thorpe, Stuart Wise
February 22, 2018

Educational Change and the Secondary School Music Curriculum in Aotearoa New Zealand provides a fascinating case study in educational change. The music curriculum has been greatly affected by deep cultural and economic forces such as the growth of popular music's importance in young people's lives,...

Contemporary Research in Music Learning Across the Lifespan: Music Education and Human Development

Contemporary Research in Music Learning Across the Lifespan: Music Education and Human Development

1st Edition

Jennifer Bugos
August 19, 2016

This book examines contemporary issues in music teaching and learning throughout the lifespan, illuminating an emerging nexus of trends shaping modern research in music education. In the past, most music learning opportunities and research were focused upon the pre-adult population. Yet, music...

Improvisation and Music Education: Beyond the Classroom

Improvisation and Music Education: Beyond the Classroom

1st Edition

Ajay Heble, Mark Laver
March 07, 2016

This book offers compelling new perspectives on the revolutionary potential of improvisation pedagogy. Bringing together contributions from leading musicians, scholars, and teachers from around the world, the volume articulates how improvisation can breathe new life into old curricula; how it can...

Giving Voice to Democracy in Music Education: Diversity and Social Justice in the Classroom

Giving Voice to Democracy in Music Education: Diversity and Social Justice in the Classroom

1st Edition

Lisa C. DeLorenzo
November 18, 2015

This book examines how music education presents opportunities to shape democratic awareness through political, pedagogical, and humanistic perspectives. Focusing on democracy as a vital dimension in teaching music, the essays in this volume have particular relevance to teaching music as...

Music Education: Navigating the Future

Music Education: Navigating the Future

1st Edition

Clint Randles
October 10, 2014

Education involving music is a multifaceted and ever-altering challenge. As new media, technologies, and pedagogies are developed, academics and practitioners must make sure that they are aware of current trends and where they might lead. This book features studies on the future of music education...

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