Aspects of Indigenous Music Education in Yarrabah and Cairns: 1907 to 1966

Cole, Malcolm (2011) Aspects of Indigenous Music Education in Yarrabah and Cairns: 1907 to 1966. In: Williams, Greg, (ed.) Talking Back, Talking Forward: journeys in transforming Indigenous eductional practice. Charles Darwin University Press, Darwin, Australia, pp. 178-185.

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Ethnomusicology is the study of music within cultural contexts, where place and time are of equal significance to the music itself. By focusing on how people teach their music to their next generation, much can be revealed about the culture as the actual performance of music reveals. In other words, the performance, and the learning and teaching of music are, in effect, aspects of the same phenomena. It is in the performance of music that we learn and teach, and music learning and teaching require performance (Merriam, 1964). Studying the music performances that occur over time when different cultures come into contact or collision with each other can reveal how educational processes and indeed cultures themselves develop (Kartomi, 1981; Schippers, 2010). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in Cairns and Yarrabah in the 20th century developed multiple musical lives while living under the culturally restrictive conditions of the dominant European culture.

Item ID: 21269
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-9808641-4-4
Keywords: history, Torres Strait Islander, music education, Cairns Aboriginal, Yarrabah
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Selected papers from the 6th International Conference on Indigenous Education: Pacific Rim Cairns Conference, Australia, 18-21 December 2010.

Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2012 02:45
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education @ 40%
13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 60%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes @ 35%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930599 Education and Training Systems not elsewhere classified @ 35%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology @ 30%
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