Should music and arts have a compulsory space in the educational system?

A Spanish newspaper has reported on the research developed by the IMPACTMUS project on the impact of music education for the Knowledge-based Society and Economy. It also highlighted the work currently being developed by the PROFMUS project to study the initial and lifelong learning of future music teachers in Primary and Secondary Education. To this end, the article interviews two participants in both projects, José Luis Aróstegui Plaza, principal researcher of the mentioned projects and professor at the University of Granada, and Rosa Serrano Pastor, faculty member at the University of Zaragoza.

Both researchers review the main results of the research on the impact of music education, and also talk about the study that is still in progress on the training received by future music teachers who will train students in Primary and Secondary Education.

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