Music education in Australia : valuing cultural diversity

Joseph, Dawn 2007, Music education in Australia : valuing cultural diversity, Victorian journal of music education, vol. 2007, pp. 28-38.

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Title Music education in Australia : valuing cultural diversity
Author(s) Joseph, DawnORCID iD for Joseph, Dawn
Journal name Victorian journal of music education
Volume number 2007
Start page 28
End page 38
Publisher Australian Society for Music Education (ASME)
Place of publication Parkville, Vic.
Publication date 2007
ISSN 1036-6318
Keyword(s) Music -- Instruction and study -- Victoria
Music -- Instruction and study
Summary Australia is a ‘mosaic of cultures’, the borders between cultures, communities and societies are continually blurring, thus music and multiculturalism cannot be divorced from society per se. As teachers are agents of change, broadening students’ experiences and understandings of ‘other cultures’ can only enhance the provision of inclusive, rich, multicultural programs at schools. The article considers notions of multiculturalism, cultural diversity and music education. It also raises concerns and issues when valuing cultural diversity in music education. Music is an effective platform to foster understanding of difference within and beyond the classroom. I propose that teacher education courses provide intercultural inclusive practices.
Language eng
Field of Research 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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