MULTICULTURAL MUSIC EDUCATION- OPPORTUNITIES, ACHIEVEMENTS, IMPROVEMENTS
Recent studies made in the field of multiculturalism in the education show that if multicultural contents are implemented through the programs in art subjects, such as music, dance, theater, literature or painting, students will benefit most and acquire habits which will improve their quality of life in many fields. This research aims to give an insight of the multicultural contents in the national music education program and its practical implementation in primary education in Macedonia, review of the repertoire in the textbooks, the approaches offered by the multiculturalism and its importance. Results show that even though implemented in the national program for music education, the multiculturalism is not included enough to meet the needs of today’s students. Some achievements of the cultures in our country do not give the expected results for the best interest of the students. Among the given answers for improvements in this field, this research proves that the interaction between students of different mother tongue, and cooperation and support given by the municipalities and the community, are crucial if the multiculturalism is to be effective and enjoyed.