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Creating a Musical School

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Composed by Miscellaneous. Oxford Music Education. Classroom. 240 pages. Oxford University Press #9780193355880. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193355880).

Item Number: OU.9780193355880

ISBN 9780193355880. 9 x 6 inches.

This book looks at two years in the life of the UK's first Specialist Music College - the Northampton School for Girls - and sets the development of this school against what we know about other schools often described as 'musical'. Foreword by Howard Goodall.

About Oxford Music Education

Written by some of the UK's leading names in the field of music education, the Oxford Music Education Series explores the issues at the forefront of current teaching and learning. Designed to help readers reflect on their own practice, the ideas are presented in a thought-provoking and relevant way, drawing on a wealth of real examples and case studies. These books are an essential resource for all instrumental and classroom teachers, researchers and policy-makers.

  • Introduction 
  • What is a musical school? 
  • Specialist Music Colleges and the context of music education in 2004-6 
  • The views of students, staff, and other stakeholders about music 
  • The curriculum - background and theory 
  • Improving motivation for music at Key Stage 3 (Sharon Green) 
  • Music across the curriculum (Diana Pearman) 
  • Extra-curriculur music and instrumental teaching 
  • Using ICT and e-learning to develop musical skills and create positive attitudes 
  • The community dimension of schools in the future 
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