In the recently published anthology Løft blikket - gjør en forskjell, "Look Beyond - Make a Difference," diverse descriptions of working in this Muslim community offer an engaging account of the project's development since 2002. The anthology enhances themes within a range of cultural encounters, exchange, music performance, and music as method in health work.
The book also explores the Lebanon Project from a research and development perspective, as well as the Academy's Student Practice Programme in Lebanon, and the development of music education materials for children and youth, and training of Lebanese and Palestinian music teachers.
The Academy's involvement and motivation for contributing in foreign aid projects is discussed, with particular emphasis placed on the effects of local music teacher training and advancement of the Music Therapy research field in Norway.
The book shows how the project has attempted to "look beyond and make a difference" for children, youth, students, teachers, researchers, parents and others concerned with childrens right to cultural experiences.
The editors, Vegar R. Storsve and Brit ågot Brøske Danielsen are both associate professors of Didactics at the Norwegian Academy of Music. Contributing authors are: Even Ruud, Kim Boeskov, Signe Kalsnes, Geir Johansen and Ingrid Maria Hanken.
To order a copy of the book, please contact the Academy.
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