ERIC Number: EJ822814
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
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Burton, J. Bryan; McFarland, Ann L.
General Music Today, v22 n2 p30-33 2009
In the nearly two decades since the 1990 MENC preconference symposium on Multicultural Approaches to Music Education in Washington, DC, music educators have come to recognize the need to include a variety of world musics in all music curricula, from elementary classrooms to advanced performing ensembles. Accordingly, a significant increase in available teaching materials has occurred, both in new classroom basal series and in teaching anthologies specifically targeting world music cultures. Given this new wealth of multicultural resource material, music educators can now select books, recordings, and other resources that will enable them to involve students in many new forms of music without placing an undue strain upon increasingly limited classroom music budgets. Some multicultural resource materials are general and provide overviews of two or more cultures. Other resources focus upon a specific culture or ethnic group. This article provides a set of reviews introducing several resources that offer diverse approaches to teaching world music.
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Basal Reading, Ethnic Groups, Anthologies, Classrooms, Music Teachers, Resource Materials, Teaching Methods, Instructional Materials, Singing, Folk Culture
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