ERIC Number: EJ857138
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
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Burton, J. Bryan; McFarland, Ann L.
General Music Today, v23 n1 p39-42 2009
In the nearly two decades since the 1990 Music Educators National Conference (MENC) preconference symposium on Multicultural Approaches to Music Education in Washington, D.C., music educators have come to recognize the need to include a variety of world musics in music curricula at all levels, from elementary classrooms to advanced performing ensembles. Accordingly, there has been a significant increase in the availability of teaching materials, 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 on increasingly limited classroom music budgets. Some multicultural resource materials are general and provide overviews of two or more cultures. Other resources focus on specific cultures or ethnic groups. This article provides a set of reviews introducing several resources that offer diverse approaches to teaching world music.
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Music Education, Music, Music Activities, Resource Materials, Foreign Culture, Asian Culture, Latin American Culture, African Culture, Folk Culture, Foreign Countries
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