In ten concise chapters, Milestones in Music Education introduces the key developments and issues that have shaped the field of music education. Designed for undergraduate students, each chapter of the book is written by a different expert, bringing together many leading voices in the field. The ten chosen milestones represent breakthroughs in the field of music education that are relevant to today’s educators, and enable teachers to understand the issues that have shaped the teaching of music over time. Topics covered include the origins of music education as a school subject, the impact of changing technology, the roles of popular music and notation, and racial justice in the music classroom.
Featuring action suggestions and discussion questions in each chapter, this accessible book provides students with a foundation in the history and context of music education, and prepares them to engage with the social and philosophical aspects of teaching music as forward-thinking educators.
Milestones are a range of accessible textbooks, breaking down the need-to-know moments in the social, cultural, political and artistic development of foundational subject areas. This book is ideal for undergraduate courses in music education.