Contextualized Practices in Arts Education

An International Dialogue on Singapore

  • Chee-Hoo Lum

Part of the Education Innovation Series book series (EDIN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvii
  2. Singapore Arts Landscape

  3. Creative Music Making in Primary School

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Wei Shin Leong
      Pages 39-41
    3. Eugene Dairianathan, Chee-Hoo Lum, Wei Shin Leong
      Pages 43-46
  4. The Art of Digital Storytelling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Michael Anderson
      Pages 67-69
    3. Prue Wales, Michael Anderson
      Pages 71-74
  5. Free Improvisation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Hoon Hong Ng
      Pages 77-99
    3. Eugene Dairianathan
      Pages 101-109
  6. Dance in Physical Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Leong Lai Keun, Joan Marian Fry
      Pages 113-131
    3. Michael Gard
      Pages 133-134
    4. Leong Lai Keun, Joan Marian Fry, Michael Gard
      Pages 135-139
  7. Band Directing in Primary School

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141

About this book


This edited book not only makes a much-needed contribution to research in arts education but also provides a strong grounding of evidential support for Singapore arts education, in contrast to the current state of affairs in arts education in many parts of the world where severe cuts in funding, lackluster support for the arts and imperialist agendas are pervasive. The case of and for Singapore – presented in this edited book through rich descriptions of the dedicated, contextualized practices of arts educators, artists and researchers – offers readers many valuable lessons and reflections on the continued survival and advancement of arts education.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Chee-Hoo Lum
    • 1
  1. 1.Visual and Performing Arts Academic Group at the National Institute of Education (NIE)Nanyang Technological UniversitySingapore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-981-4560-54-2
  • Online ISBN 978-981-4560-55-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-4874
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-4882
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