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Music Education in Crisis

The Bernarr Rainbow Lectures and Other Assessments

Music Education in Crisis( )
Author: Dickinson, Peter
Series title:Classic Texts in Music Education Ser.
ISBN:978-1-84383-880-7
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Boydell & Brewer, Incorporated
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $34.95
Book Description:

There is no question that music education is in crisis today. The place of music in the national curriculum is controversial; there have been cuts in the provision of individual lessons; and there have been severe reductions in government funding, with more planned. This book, containing the first five Bernarr Rainbow Lectures, makes an important and timely contribution to the debate on music education. Baroness Warnock brings the perspective of a distinguished philosopher to bear on...
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Book Details
Pages:200
Detailed Subjects: Education / General
Music / Instruction & Study / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.357 x 9.321 x 0.861 Inches
Book Weight:1.28 Pounds
Author Biography
Dickinson, Peter (Author)
Peter Dickinson was born in Livingstone, Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia on December 16, 1927. He served in the British Army before receiving a B.A. in English literature from King's College, Cambridge in 1951. He was an assistant editor and reviewer for Punch Magazine for seventeen years. His first book, The Weathermonger, was published in 1968. He has written over 50 books for adults and young adults. His works for adults include Death of a Unicorn, Skeleton-in-Waiting, Perfect Gallows, The Yellow Room Conspiracy, and Some Deaths Before Dying. His works for young adults include The Iron Lion, The Ropemaker, Angel Isle, and In the Palace of the Khans. He has won several awards including the Boston Globe Horn Book Award in 1989 for Eva, the Carnegie Medal in 1979 for Tulku and in 1980 for City of Gold, the Whitbread Children's Prize for Tulku, and the Crime Writer's Golden Dagger for Skin Deep in 1968 and A Pride of Heroes in 1969. In 2009, he was awarded the OBE for services to literature. He died after a brief illness on December 16, 2015 at the age of 88.

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