ERIC Number: ED354176
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Music Education: Why? What? How? = Musiekopvoeding: Waarom? Wat? Hoe? Papers Presented at the National Music Educators Conference (Pretoria, South Africa, April 9-12, 1990).
Hauptfleisch, Sarita, Ed.; And Others
This collection of papers was presented at a South African national music educators conference. The conference set forth educators' concern about the current crisis in music education in South Africa. The critical state is summarized under two headings: (1) the law and abating status accorded to music education within general education; (2) the lack of coherence in music education owing to ongoing fragmentation. It is suggested that insofar as music is a universal manifestation of human sentience and is an essential feature of the culture of all peoples of all times, every individual deserves to be educated musically, and therefore music education must be an integral part of the education of all South Africans. Seven mandatory conditions are listed to insure that end. Presentations were grouped under the general headings: (1) "Overseas Presenters"; (2) "Papers Delivered to Specific Music Societies"; (3) "Panel Discussion: Perspectives on Multicultural Music Education"; (4) "Music Education in the Primary School"; (5) "Research"; (6) "Subject Music"; and (7) "General." A conference program also is included. (LBG)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Music Education
Human Sciences Research Council, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria 0001 South Africa.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria (South Africa).
Identifiers - Location: Namibia; South Africa