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Law, Wing-Wah; Ho, Wai-Chung – British Journal of Music Education, 2011
This article critically examines how interactions between social changes, social harmony, and historical memory shape school music education in China. As a historical review and documentary analysis, it traces the historical development of music education and examines the Chinese government's role in such interactions over time. The article argues…
Descriptors: Music Education, Foreign Countries, Educational History, Government Role
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Ho, Wai-Chung; Law, Wing-Wah – British Journal of Music Education, 2009
In the last two decades, educational and curricular reforms in Hong Kong have been designed to prepare students for the challenges of the return of Hong Kong's sovereignty from the UK to the People's Republic of China (PRC) in 1997. This paper focuses on students' and teachers' attitudes towards a multicultural music education, which includes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Multicultural Education, Student Attitudes
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Ho, Wai-Chung; Law, Wing-Wah – British Journal of Music Education, 2006
In the past, the music curricula of Hong Kong (HK), Mainland China and Taiwan have focused on Western music, but with the advent of music technology and the new tripartite paradigm of globalisation, localisation and Sinophilia this has begun to change. Hong Kong, Shanghai and Taipei share a common historical culture and their populations are…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Music Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries