Kodály Music Instructional Principles in Ghanaian Basic Schools: A Contemplation on Adaptation

Samuel A., Augusta A., Michael A.K.A.
2022 Journal of Advanced Research and Multidisciplinary Studies  
This multiple case study sought to find out the nature and principles of Kodàly music education, and draw inferences on its adaptability to the Ghanaian context. Using a semi-structured interview, data were collected from three OAKE members, analyzed with the aid of Nvivo 12 pro software, and reported in an intermingled narrative-descriptive manner. Findings revealed that the Kodàly approach, which traces its root to Budapest in Hungary, is a fruitful choice for music instruction. Zoltán Kodály
more » ... (1882–1967), an educator and a philosopher, is credited with this pedagogical exploit. Diverse materials, tools and techniques have been identified in relation to the principles, with instances of contextual adaptations in different countries. We recommended that the Kodàly approach be adopted and adapted to Ghanaian basic school music curriculum. Future research will examine specific areas of adaptability in terms of contextual distinctiveness at various levels of education in Ghana.
doi:10.52589/jarms-mrvebkhk fatcat:3x4fkevkrfd77hjziep7mi7unm