Cox, Gordon: Living Music in Schools 1923–1999 (Ashgate Books) Hardback

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Catalogue No: 9780754606314

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Subtitle: Studies in the History of Music Education in England

Department: Biographies & Reference Books - Books & Literature (Classical)

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Contents: Introduction; Music in schools 1923–1999: an educational debate: 1923–1924; 1947–1948; 1973–1974; 1998–1999; Conclusion; ‘Changing the face of school music’: Walford Davies and the development of BBC school music broadcasts 1924–1947: Walford Davies; The Gramophone Company and Walford Davies; The BBC; Conclusion; Musical Education of the Under-Twelves 1949–1983: Music in Primary Schools 1949–1972; Musical education of the under-twelves (MEUT); The progressive ideal and musical creativity; Traditional concerns; Conclusion; ‘A House Divided’: Music Education during the Schools Council Era of the 1970s: The Schools Council and its Music Projects; Music education of young children 1970–1976; Music in the Secondary School Curriculum 1973–1980; Discussion; Conclusion; Talking about Music Teaching: Recollections and Realities: Student music teachers talking; Secondary music teachers talking; Conclusion; Conclusion: Rhetorical discourse about the place of music in the curriculum; Stages of curriculum change in music; Living music in schools in the future; Afterword: Towards a usable past for music educators: Issues in the history of education; Bernarr Rainbow and The land without music; Broadening horizons; Towards a usable past for music educators; Bibliography; Index.