CHILDHOOD MUSIC PEDAGOGY AND SOCIAL COMMITMENT IN NIGERIA

CHILDHOOD MUSIC PEDAGOGY AND SOCIAL COMMITMENT IN NIGERIA

Author by Prof. Young-sook Onyiuke

Journal/Publisher: Journal Of Theatre And Media Studies

Volume/Edition: 1

Language: English

Pages: 46 - 55

Abstract

Abstract

Music has been and still is a very important tool in the education of the child. Music is recognised as a school subject in its own right. There were times in the past when school music was regarded by some people as entertainment rather than as a field to study. Others regarded it as an activity with which to teach or enhance other subjects of the school curriculum. Today, with attention centred upon the structure of music, its concepts and generalisation, music is seen as a basic school subject, which is useful and valuable in other areas as well. It is important to note that the needs of the society are reflected in the needs of the curricular of its schools. Through music, the child learns valuable tenets of the society. This paper looks at the various ways the values, beliefs, culture and norms of the society are being inculcated into the child through music education.


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