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Arts Education and Cultural Diversity

Policies, Research, Practices and Critical Perspectives

  • Chee-Hoo Lum
  • Ernst Wagner
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Chee-Hoo Lum, Ernst Wagner
    Pages 1-6
  3. National Policies

  4. Research

  5. Practices

About these proceedings


This peer-reviewed academic yearbook stems from the inaugural meeting of the newly formed UNESCO UNITWIN network on Arts Education Research for Cultural Diversity and Sustainable Development, held at the National Institute of Education, Singapore in April 2017. It presents international scholarly perspectives on issues related to arts education and cultural diversity in terms of: i) national and international policies; ii) terms, concepts and vocabularies; iii) current and ongoing research; and iv) best practices. 

The UNESCO UNITWIN is an arts education research think tank that gathers and leverages original research and critical commentaries on the arts and sustainable development from UNITWIN member states and beyond (Australia, Canada, Colombia, Germany, Hong Kong, Kenya, Korea, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, the Netherlands and the United States of America).  


Arts and Arts Education Cultural Diversity Music Education Diversity Education Sustainable Development Arts Education Policy Arts Education in Singapore Arts Education in Hong Kong

Editors and affiliations

  • Chee-Hoo Lum
    • 1
  • Ernst Wagner
    • 2
  1. 1.National Institute of EducationNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.UNESCO-Chair in Arts and Culture in EducationUniversity of ErlangenErlangenGermany

About the editors

Chee-Hoo Lum is an Associate Professor of Music Education in the Visual & Performing Academic Group at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is the Head of the UNESCO-NIE Centre for Arts Research in Education, part of a region-wide network of observatories stemming from the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Action Plan. In 2017, Chee-Hoo began to serve as coordinator of the UNESCO UNITWIN network for Arts Education Research for Cultural Diversity and Sustainability Development. His research interests include examining issues related to arts and arts education towards identity, cultural diversity and multiculturalism, technology and globalization in music education; children's musical cultures; creativity and improvisation; and professional development of arts practitioners and arts teachers within the spheres of early childhood and elementary schools.

Dr Ernst Wagner studied visual arts at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich; he also holds a second degree and a PhD in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Munich. Ernst has been a teacher for visual arts at secondary schools and has been extensively involved with NGOs, including InSEA. He also worked for the Bavarian Ministry of Education for six years (responsible for art education in Bavaria), and represented Germany at the 1st UNESCO-World Conference in Arts Education in Lisbon, Portugal 2006. After working at the Institute for School Quality and Research in Education in Munich and as a lecturer and executive coordinator at the UNESCO-Chair in Arts and Culture in Education at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, he is currently a senior researcher, lecturer and project leader at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Arts Education and Cultural Diversity
  • Book Subtitle Policies, Research, Practices and Critical Perspectives
  • Editors Chee-Hoo Lum
    Ernst Wagner
  • Series Title Yearbook of Arts Education Research for Cultural Diversity and Sustainable Development
  • Series Abbreviated Title Yearbook Arts Educat. Res. for Cultural Diversity, Sustainable Devel.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-13-8003-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-8006-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-13-8004-4
  • Series ISSN 2524-4388
  • Series E-ISSN 2524-4396
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 288
  • Number of Illustrations 16 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Creativity and Arts Education
    International and Comparative Education
    Sustainable Development
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