Music's Place in Education

Wayne Bowman

in The Oxford Handbook of Music Education, Volume 1

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199730810
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Music's Place in Education

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This article examines four questions, each concerned with a different facet of the issue of music's perceived role in the process of education. The first seeks a basis for the claim that music should be a universal component of education. The second asks about music's special contributions to personal development. The third inquires about the distinction between educating “in” and “through” music. And the fourth asks how music educators can help others understand the need for music education.

Keywords: music education; personal development; music educators

Article.  9259 words. 

Subjects: Music ; Music Education and Pedagogy

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