Orff Schulwerk: Brief History, Description and Issues in Global Dispersal


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Orff Schulwerk: Brief History, Description, and Issues in Global Dispersal
By Mary Shamrock
46 pages

The material in this book was originally published in Applications and Adaptations of Orff Schulwerk in Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand, a dissertation completed for the Ph.D. degree from UCLA in June, 1988. Part I of this book is Chapter Two of the dissertation with minor changes. Part II combines Chapter Three of the dissertation with a revision of Chapter Seven; the latter adapted to address cross-cultural transfer of the Schulwerk in a more general context than limited to the three original areas.

Part I:
Chapter 1: A Brief History of Orff Schulwerk at Site of Origin, through the Establishment of the Orff Institute
Chapter 2: Description of Orff Schulwerk
   "Elemental" Music
   The Sources
   Musical Content and the Published Materials
   The Learning Media
   The Learning Process
   Importance of Creativitiy
   The Issue of Literacy
   Role of the Teacher
   Purpose of Orff Schulwerk

Part II
Chapter 3: Global Dispersal of Orff Schulwerk
Chapter 4: Cross-Cultural Adaptation of the Schulwerk Model: Problems and Guidelines


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