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Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Music

Title

Globalization, values education, and school music education in China

Language

English

Abstract

This paper examines music education's legitimation of values as a means of preparing students for entry into the new 'knowledge society' of the People's Republic of China in a global age. It explores the ways in which values education relates to the teaching of both musical and non-musical meanings in the dual context of nationalism and globalization, and discusses some problems that values education faces in school music classrooms. It examines the ways in which globalization has pressured values education into resolving the apparent contradiction between national identity and national unity in the ever-changing play of Chinese history and politics. It concludes with a discussion of how music education might juggle three pairs of apparently contradictory relationships in the curriculum: between contemporary cultural and social values on the one hand, and traditional Chinese and Communist ideologies on the other; between collectivism and individualism; and between national and global cultures. © 2009 Taylor & Francis.

Keywords

Chinese education, Globalization, Music education, Nationalism, Social change, Values education

Publication Date

2009

Source Publication Title

Journal of Curriculum Studies

Volume

41

Issue

4

Start Page

501

End Page

520

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

ISSN (print)

00220272

ISSN (electronic)

13665839

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