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Title: DEVELOPING PRIMARY SCHOOL MUSIC CURRICULAR MATERIALS IN MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY: THE CASE OF ADDIS ABABA
Authors: EZRA, ABATE
Advisors: Ato Amare Asegedom (Asso. Professor)
Copyright: 2002
Date Added: 21-May-2008
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: The aim of this study was to assess whether or not the music curricular materials are multicultural, and to show the importance of focusing on multicultural education in Addis Ababa primary schools. To realize this descriptive survey method is employed. In this study ten primary schools were selected randomly; and the instruments used for the data collection were questionnaire, interviews, classroom observations and coding sheets. Many or almost all sampled schools were found to be ethnically diversified. Implementing multiculturalism is, therefore, justified. Even though the developed aesthetics and physical education curriculum is integrated, teachers and educators of the respective subject areas have advocated linear curriculum. Most teachers in the primary schools, i.e., self-contained classes are not willing to teach music (aesthetics and physical education) in the allotted periods, but students have expressed their interest to learn pluralist culture through music. Music education in the multicultural society, particularly Addis Ababa, which is the focus of the study, is believed to be an area where cultural awareness, tolerance, respect and understanding for different cultures could be promoted. However, this study shows that music (aesthetics and physical education) curricular materials lack these concepts, and need to be redesigned to be able promote cultural awareness, tolerance, respect and understanding for cultures among students. In order to design multicultural music curriculum that is appropriate to multicultural society, curriculum experts must have notions of ethnic, gender, and cultural differences (multiculturalism). The implementation of such curriculum also requires, teachers with music orientation and with subject specific training. were to do with issues of reorganisation, provision of more and/or less information. Moreover, it was observed that quite a good number of the comments were either too general to follow, or too strong or harsh, and did not teach or help the students to overcome their writing difficulties. On the other hand, however, significant number of the comments seems to have met the students' preferences to a certain extent. Based on the finding of the study, some possible recommendations are suggested.
Description: A THESIS PRESENTED TO THE SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF ARTS IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1159
Appears in:Thesis - Curriculum & Instruction

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