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Quo Vadis Music Education? Sketching a Philosophy for Music Education

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Introduction. Art and skill subjects are being pulled down in the Finnish elementary school education as well as on the classroom teacher education level. The importance of subjects like reading writing and math is being proclaimed all the time. In this article we focus on music education in Finnish school as well as in the music school institutes.The Aim of the Study. To find new solutions in music education's philosophical and psychological basis and raise discussion about the philosophic questions as well as discussion about the importance of good music education on general level.Materials and Methods. The materials on which examination is based are curricula of music schools and institutions and different educational theories. The method of the study is examining existing situation and philosophical basis of Finnish music education and considering the many sides of it.Results. We try to find solutions in the problems by proposing new ideas and models in music education.Conclusions. More research is needed to show the problems in field of music education and to help solving them in the way which leads to educate and foster not only good musicians but also happy and satisfied people.
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