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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/26555

Title: Education in World Music
Authors: Shand, Patricia
Keywords: education in world musics
Canadian music education
multicultural music education
Canadian multiculturalism
dynamic multiculturalism
University of Toronto Faculty of Music
World Music ensembles
Issue Date: 1997
Publisher: CIRCME
Citation: Shand, Patricia. “ Education in World Musics.” Music in Schools and Teacher Education: A Global Perspective, ed. Samuel Leong. CIRCME, 1997. pp. 47-58.
Description: In this article, Shand explores the situation of multiculturalism in music education training at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music. She begins by making a powerful argument for increased emphasis on teacher education in world musics, reflecting Canada’ s multicultural mosaic and emerging global role. Shand then describes the challenges facing this educational ideal, and focuses on the history of world music education at the University of Toronto. Some elective courses were offered in the 1980s and an important performance-education conference was held in 1989. The 1990 appointment of James Kippen brought an intensification of world music activity to the Faculty, with an increased emphasis on practical music-making in ensembles. Shand then describes the situation in 1995-6 and her assessment project, in which she asked students to evaluate their experience in World Music classes. She also asked teachers of the World Music classes to describe their educational objectives. Students had many suggestions for increasing the intensity of these courses – an encouraging energy, but one that will inevitably be tempered by the financial constraints involved in course offerings. Nonetheless, without thoughtful reshaping and deepening of this important and well-received program, these future music educators run the risk of presenting this world music material in a shallow way in their own classrooms.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/26555
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