• Chee-Hoo LumEmail author
  • Siew Ling Chua
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Education book series (BRIEFSEDUCAT)


One of the perennial challenges for teachers in schools is how to make sense of and draw on a wider variety of music traditions, especially (but not only) where these are represented in the home or non-school cultures of the pupils. Music teachers are often ill prepared to lead such learning because of biases in their own musical biographies. Although all cultures embrace the practice of many different musics, we know from research evidence that teachers are often likely to have limited professional or personal experience of diverse genres and music practices outside the Western classical tradition.


Professional Development Programme Music Experience Music Genre Music Education Music Teacher 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Institute of EducationSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Singapore Teachers’ Academy for the aRtsSingaporeSingapore

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