Commentary: Special Abilities, Special Needs

Adam Ockelford

in The Oxford Handbook of Music Education, Volume 2

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199928019
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Music

 Commentary: Special Abilities, Special Needs

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This article presents an overview of Section 1 of the Oxford Handbook of Music Education, Volume 2. It argues that high quality research is the key to moving music education forward for those with special abilities or needs, both in policy and practical terms. The global music education research community should acknowledge serious shortcomings and devote more resource to this area in the future. It provides three reasons why music-education research should focus on the concerns of children who are “special” in one way or another.

Keywords: music education; research; special needs; children

Article.  1462 words. 

Subjects: Music ; Music Education and Pedagogy

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