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ERIC Number: EJ1081745
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0255-7614
Celebrating Musical Diversity: Training Culturally Responsive Music Educators in Multiracial Singapore
Cain, Melissa
International Journal of Music Education, v33 n4 p463-475 Nov 2015
This article explores outcomes of research into the role and place of cultural diversity in primary music classes at five government schools in Singapore. The study highlights the ways in which a variety of factors such as specialist music training, government policy, curriculum documents, and professional development influence teacher practice. In particular, the data presented provides insights into the level of support pre-service teachers receive in order to develop programmes based on cultural diversity, and to allow such programmes to flourish and remain successful. There is strong evidence that a foundation has been laid and a commitment made to providing Singaporean pre-service teachers with a comprehensive experience based on the exploration of diverse musics, particularly in the Asian context. This is apparent in the types of musics presented in primary music classrooms and resulting learning outcomes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore
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