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date: 13 August 2020

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This chapter describes and accentuates critical perspectives of how public and private music assessment policies in Singapore interweave, showing the interrelatedness and disjuncture of assessment practices. This is situated within the unique confluences of educational contexts, such as an ascendency of arts education and an emphasis on holistic education after fifty years of Singapore’s nation-building. Through the interweaving of these contexts, as well as the particulars of policies and practices, this chapter attempts to present the textural nuances and dynamics both within and between the two ensembles of policies. The chapter also suggests directions for the orchestration of the “next piece” in the evolution of Singaporean music assessment policies and practices: assessment supporting equity and wide access to musical practices, and driving meaningful curricular and pedagogical practices.

Keywords: music, assessment, policy, practice, Singapore, education

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