Institute of Education


London Review of Education examines the impact of music education

28 November 2017

The latest issue of the UCL Institute of Education's (IOE) flagship journal, the London Review of Education (LRE) focuses on the effect of music education in specific contexts.

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The power of music to enrich and enhance people's lives is well documented. There are so many examples of the positive impact of music education.

The contexts in which people of all ages learn about music vary widely, yet each can provide an opportunity for engagement with music that can have both individual and more extensive benefits. At a time of financial constraints and global unrest, it is vital that the contribution of education in the arts, such as music, is kept to the fore.

Edited by Dr Hilary McQueen (IOE) and Maria Varvarigou (Canterbury Christ Church University), the result is a range of articles that demonstrates the extent to which music can provide a catalyst for individual, group and wider social benefits. The articles also provide an opportunity to think about teaching and learning more generally.

Founded in 2003, the LRE is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that reflects the IOE's broad interests in all types of education in all contexts and commitment to cross-discipline analysis. All volumes are available online and article and book review submissions are welcome.



Hugh Starkey
Editor, London Review of Education
Professor of Citizenship and Human Rights Education
UCL Institute of Education

Pat Gordon-Smith
+44 (0)7528 275 646
Managing Editor, Journals

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