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Tucker, Joan M.
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Institute of Education
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Jamaican folk and popular music in secondary schools: What educational benefits do students derive?
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Dimensions of teaching and learning: The Caribbean experience edited Monica Brown
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Kingston, Jamaica
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Institute of Education, University of the West Indies
Date of Publication
2000
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114-30
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Abstract
Examines the musical repertoire taught in schools and shows that, despite the post-independence emphasis on teaching Jamaican music, popular music was not included in music curricula, and although folk music was often taught, teachers selected the more simple and hackneyed songs which were narrowly taught through repetitious drills. Points to the importance of a broad repertoire that includes popular music, and argues that concerns with cultural identity should not override concerns with students' educational and musical development.....
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