Music Education: Source Readings from Ancient Greece to Today is an anthology of thematically organized essays that illustrate why music education has been valued by cultures and societies from ancient times to the present. Writings by societal leaders – civic, political, royal, religious, education, intellectual – present views from many historical and current points of view. The third edition has been expanded to include such topics as feminism, diversity, cognitive psychology and the No Child Left Behind Act. This edition also includes writings about music education in countries on every continent. The global view of music education makes this book timely in a world of cultural fusion.