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ERIC Number: EJ817816
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0260-7476
Teachers' Role in the Transition and Transmission of Culture
Ishii, Yuri; Shiobara, Mari
Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, v34 n4 p245-259 Nov 2008
Globalisation is evident in every aspect of human activity. As a result of cross-border information exchange, school music education policies in Asian countries have developed various trends. This paper investigates how these trends are adopted in music education policies and how they are influencing music teachers in Asian countries. The paper argues that the recent policy shifts in these countries reflect their desire to catch up with the global trend of educational values rather than responding to the realities of teachers in each respective country. It is also argued that the emphasis on cultural diversity has doubled music teachers' task in many Asian countries because teachers now have to cope with two different types of music: western music as a global common musical language as well as their own traditional music as the source of their national identity. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A