UNESCO-NIE Centre for Arts Research in Education (CARE)

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Journal: 
Asia-Pacific Journal for Arts Education
Name(s) of Author/Editor(s): 
Nantida Chandransu
Email of Author/Editor(s): 
chandransu29@hotmail.com
Refereed: 
Yes
Volume No.: 
9
Issue No.: 
1
Page numbers of article: 
1-24
Year of publication: 
2011
Country of publication: 
Hong Kong
Country of Research Data: 
Thailand
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

The development of Music Education in Thailand’s Higher Education has been impacted by external changes in the social, political, and administrative contexts. In the next period (2008-2017) Thailand’s music education system will be confronting significant tendencies including a society dominated by a free capitalist economy and an alternative tendency toward spiritual well-being within the culture. Thailand’s music education system must be prepared to adjust to these issues. This research shows that accommodating these changes includes: (1) increased focus on the transition from basic education to higher education prioritizing the development of students into professional musicians (2) emphasis on music education for the general public, making music education available to people of all segments of society (3) developing opportunities for music creation and learning and (4) greater empowerment of musicians, music teachers, and music scholars. These four areas should allow Thailand to respond to future trends and develop music education in Thailand’s higher education institutions accordingly.

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