Singapore international schools: Best practice in culturally diverse music education

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Cain, Melissa. (2010). Singapore international schools: Best practice in culturally diverse music education. British Journal of Music Education. 27(2), pp. 111 - 125. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0265051710000033
AuthorsCain, Melissa
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This paper explores the preliminary outcomes of research into the place and role of cultural diversity in primary music classes at five International Schools in Singapore. It highlights the ways in which school philosophy, policy, curriculum and in-service training influence teacher practice. The research provides insights into the challenges teachers face when diversifying their music programmes in addition to the areas of support that allow a programme based on cultural diversity to flourish and remain successful. The results of interviews with music specialists at these schools suggest that music programmes at International Schools in Singapore provide examples of best practice in culturally diverse music education. The success of these programmes is due to several identifiable factors such as strong philosophical and curricula foundations, quality in-service training and the regular involvement of culture bearers and visiting artists.

Year2010
JournalBritish Journal of Music Education
Journal citation27 (2), pp. 111 - 125
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISSN1469-2104
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1017/S0265051710000033
Scopus EID2-s2.0-79956139840
Page range111 - 125
Research GroupSchool of Education
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Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
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