“Materias que distraen”: The Marginalization of Music in Spanish Schools

Álvaro Torrente


This article reviews the legislation related to music education in Spain, from the 1970 to 2016, to explain how its progressive integration in the schools curricula has recently been suspended under the believe, expressed in the Parliment by the highest education authority, that certain subjects, music among them, deflect students’ attention from the important matters such as mathematics, science or language.

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Music education, PISA assessment; Education legislation in Spain

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DOI: 10.6092/issn.2039-9715/6564

Copyright (c) 2016 Álvaro Torrente

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