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World Music Pedagogy, Volume II: Elementary Music Education

By J. Christopher Roberts, Amy C. Beegle

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218 pages | 36 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9781138052796
pub: 2018-03-07
Hardback: 9781138052727
pub: 2018-03-09

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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

Series Foreword



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


About the Authors

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.

About the Series

Routledge World Music Pedagogy Series

The Routledge World Music Pedagogy Series encompasses principal cross-disciplinary issues in music, education, and culture in six volumes, detailing theoretical and practical aspects of World Music Pedagogy in ways that contribute to the diversification of repertoire and instructional approaches. With the growth of cultural diversity in schools and communities and the rise of an enveloping global network, there is both confusion and a clamoring by teachers for music that speaks to the multiple heritages of their students, as well as to the spectrum of expressive practices in the world that constitute the human need to sing, play, dance, and engage in the rhythms and inflections of poetry, drama, and ritual.

  • Volume I: Early Childhood Education (Sarah H. Watts)
  • Volume II: Elementary Music Education (J. Christopher Roberts and Amy C. Beegle)
  • Volume III: Secondary School Innovations (Karen Howard and Jamey Kelley)
  • Volume IV: Instrumental Music Education (Mark Montemayor, William J. Coppola, and Christopher Mena)
  • Volume V: Choral Music Education (Sarah J. Bartolome)
  • Volume VI: School-Community Intersections (Patricia Shehan Campbell and Chee-Hoo Lum)

Routledge World Music Pedagogy Series, Patricia Shehan Campbell, Series Editor

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MUSIC / General