Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning

2012 Edition
| Editors: Norbert M. Seel

International Perspectives in Music Instruction and Learning

  • C. Victor Fung
  • Patrick Hernly
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1428-6_1681



International perspectives in music instruction and learning offer insights in the study of issues in music education across national boundaries. In each nation, there are activities in music instruction and learning within a social structure and a set of political ideologies, educational policies, cultural values, and musical traditions. These perspectives represent the views in music instruction and learning that take place in various geopolitical and sociocultural contexts. They encourage an international and cross-cultural understanding, examination, and borrowing of music education practices. They also encourage the development of and access to music education in societies throughout the world.

Theoretical Background

Sporadic exchange of ideas in music instruction and learning has occurred between nations prior to the twentieth century, but such...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Music Education Research, School of MusicMUS 101, College of The Arts, University of South FloridaTampaUSA