World Music Pedagogy, Volume II: Elementary Music Education delves into the theory and practices of World Music Pedagogy with children in grades 1-6 (ages 6-12). It specifically addresses how World Music Pedagogy applies to the characteristic learning needs of elementary school children: this stage of a child’s development—when minds are opening up to broader perspectives on the world—presents opportunities to develop meaningful multicultural understanding alongside musical knowledge and skills that can last a lifetime.
This book is not simply a collection of case studies but rather one that offers theory and practical ideas for teaching world music to children. Classroom scenarios, along with teaching and learning experiences, are presented within the frame of World Music Pedagogy. Ethnomusicological issues of authenticity, representation, and context are addressed and illustrated, supporting the ultimate goal of helping children better understand their world through music.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Teaching and Learning in Context
Chapter 2: Attentive Listening for Cultural Awakenings
Chapter 3: Participatory Musicking
Chapter 4: Performing World Music
Chapter 5: Creating World Music
Chapter 6: Integrating World Music
Chapter 7: Surmountable Challenges and Worthy Outcomes
Appendix 1: Learning Pathways
Appendix 2: References and Resources
J. Christopher Roberts is Lecturer and Coordinator of Music Teacher Preparation at the University of Washington.
Amy C. Beegle is Associate Professor of Music Education at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.