Music Education: Source Readings from Ancient Greece to Today is a collection of thematically organized essays that illuminate the importance of music education to individuals, communities and nations. The fourth edition has been expanded to address the significant societal changes that have occurred since the publication of the last edition, with a greater focus on current readings in government, philosophy, psychology, curriculum, sociology, and advocacy. This comprehensive text remains an essential reference for music educators today, demonstrating the value and support of their profession in the societies in which they live.
Part I: Music Education in Earlier Times 1. Views of Music Education in Antiquity 2. Later European Views of Music Education Part II: Views of Music Education To 1950 3. Historical American Views to 1950 4. Music Becomes a Curricular Subject Part III: Views of Music Education After 1950 5. Ways We Think About Music Education 6. Philosophical Views of Music Education 7. Psychological Views of Music Education 8. Music Education and Society 9. Music in the Schools 10. Music Education, Government, and Advocacy