Music Education in the Caribbean and Latin America: A Comprehensive Guide, features music education from twenty of the most important Latin American countries and Caribbean islands. The islands and countries represented are: Central America: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela Caribbean: Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago Each chapter will address some -or all- of the following aspects: the early days, music education in Roman Catholic education/convents, Protestant education, public school/music in the schools, cultural life, music in the community, teacher training, private teaching, conservatory and other institutions, music in university/higher education, instrumental and vocal music, festivals and competitions, teacher education and curriculum development, and professional organizations.
Presenting a robust and philosophically based account of education from the Catholic point of view, Sean Whittle engages with important debates and questions concerning the nature and purpose of Catholic education and schooling. The book opens with a review of the criticisms that have emerged about the prevalence of Catholic schools within the state system and, indeed, about the very notion of there being such a thing as 'Catholic education'. The author then goes on to survey official Church teaching on education and the work of key Catholic thinkers, Newman and Maritain, before moving on to discuss the writings of Karl Rahner, a leading twentieth century theologian.A Theory of Catholic Education argues that Rahner's approach, with his focus on the place of mystery in human experience, provides a way forward. Ultimately, Whittle demonstrates how Catholic theology can offer a unique and much needed theory of education.
This book is divided into four parts. In Part One the author considers the natural factors which have influenced the various national systems of education. They comprise racial, linguistic, geographical and economic factors. In Part Two he considers the contribution of religious traditions to education, more particularly those of the Catholic and Puritan faiths, and in Part Three the secular traditions of humanism, socialism and nationalism. Finally in Part Four a comparison is made of the systems of education in England and Wales, the USA, France and the Soviet Union.
Coppen's A Systematic Study of the Catholic Religion is a concise overview of Catholic theology and beliefs, efficiently organized by categories. Although it is expansive, this summary of the Catholic religion is succinct enough to be easily understood by the uninitiated and such that it can serve as a handy reference. It is suited to both non-Catholics interested in understanding Catholicism's beliefs, or a Catholic looking for a theological reference or brush-up on doctrine.
This volume contains a selection of papers on the most up-to-date experiences in the field of computers and education. It includes most relevant case studies and novel research results addressing technical and methodological aspects of computers and educations. It is relevant to researchers, practitioners, teaching staff and developers working in e-learning, computer-based education, educational software, distributed learning, lifelong learning, and open and distance learning.
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