This book discusses African music and dance curriculum development and implementation procedures, including the criteria for selecting the African music and dance curriculum content, a curriculum framework, as well as aesthetics and criticism of Ewe-African music and dance.
An African Music and Dance Curriculum Model will broaden readers’ understanding of the theories of curriculum, arts education, creativity, creative processes, and music and dance; develop their analytical, appreciative, and evaluative skills relating to cross cultural performing arts/education, enable them to implement this curriculum model, develop new and alternative models, as well as inspire further creativity and research.
The book will be useful for various artists, music and dance educators, and students at the university and college levels; philosophers, anthropologists, cultural theorists, social scientists and other interdisciplinary scholars, and researchers interested in the arts.
An African Music and Dance Curriculum Model is organized into six main sections. The introduction reviews the literature on African music and dance, culture, and education. Section Two reviews the relevant theories on the curriculum, education, human nature, human development, family, society, epistemology and ethics, as well as creativity, creative processes, and ownership of African music and dance. Section Three examines the criteria for selecting African music and dance curriculum content, while Section Four provides a framework for the African music and dance curriculum. Section Five discusses the structural elements of the African music and dance curriculum. Finally, Section Six provides discussion of the ethical and aesthetic values, criticism of African music and dance and an African music and dance curriculum model and its implementation procedures.
This book is part of the African World Series, edited by Toyin Falola, Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities, University of Texas at Austin.