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Maury, Susan; Rickard, Nikki – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2016
Group singing is a common feature of classroom-based music education, and has often been proposed to have benefits that extend beyond acquisition of music skills, primarily in academic achievement. However, potential social and emotional well-being benefits have been under-represented in these discussions. This article proposes that an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Singing
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Forbes, Melissa – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2016
This article reviews relevant literature to provide a rationale for the use of collaborative learning for first year music practice courses at an Australian regional university. Higher music education is still grappling with the challenges posed by the Dawkins Review and ongoing reforms in the sector. These challenges include increased public…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Music Education, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Burke, Harry – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2014
Throughout history, societies have been fascinated with creativity and the creative personality. Researching creativity and its place in music education however has been fraught with difficulties. After sixty years of intensive study mainly in the USA, there is still no accepted methodology for researching creativity or an agreed definition. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Educational History, Creative Teaching
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Burke, Harry – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2014
Continual changes to Victorian secondary education since the 1990s have severely effected the teaching of classroom music in many schools. Similar to the 1970s-1980s, there is a need for music educators and teachers to develop innovative concepts and insights into teaching school music. From 1975 to 1984, a group of determined women…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Creative Teaching, Instructional Innovation
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Chaseling, Marilyn; Boyd, William E. – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2014
This paper overviews the decline and revival of music education in New South Wales schools from 1920 to 1956. Commencing with a focus on vocal music during the period up to 1932, a time of decline in music teaching, the paper examines initiatives introduced in 1933 to address shortcomings in music education, and the subsequent changes in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Educational Trends, Educational History
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Chaseling, Marilyn; Boyd, William E. – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2014
The need for appropriately trained teachers to teach in its schools has been a priority for the Department of Education (hereafter referred to as the Department) since the beginning of public education in New South Wales in the 1850s. This paper presents an overview of the provisions made by the Department for the musical development of its…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Foreign Countries, Departments, Elementary School Teachers
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Crawford, Renée – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2014
This paper will provide an overview of the history of the inclusion of technology in Australian education with a focus on music education. There will be a discussion of some of the arguments for its inclusion and how these may have changed over time. Technology has always been actively present in music and its practice. However, it was through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Secondary Education
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Howe, Sondra Wieland; Lai, Mei-Ling; Liou, Lin-Yu – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2014
Isawa Shuji studied in the United States and made major contributions to the development of the music education in Japan and Taiwan. This paper provides a perspective of Isawa's activities based on sources in Japanese, Chinese, and English. Isawa was familiar with Western education and music before he went to the United States. In Massachusetts,…
Descriptors: Profiles, Music Teachers, Music Education, Educational History
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Jenkins, Louise – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2014
Australia is currently responding to an international trend that encourages social inclusion and the provision of equal opportunity for all. In a climate that is encouraging and supporting social inclusion, it can be enriching to look back at Australia's history and consider the benefits that have been gained in a previous era when people were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Opera, Musical Composition
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Nash, Sandra – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2014
Kindergartener and Dalcroze teacher, Heather Gell (1896-1988), brought music to thousands of Australian children and adults. The community touched by Gell was vast: it included her classes in studios and teacher training colleges, "listeners in" to her radio programs, viewers of her television programs, Dalcroze trainees, and people in…
Descriptors: Music Education, Specialists, Music Teachers, Profiles
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Pope, Joan – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2014
The London School of Dalcroze Eurhythmics (LSDE) was established in 1913, and a significant figure in its history was the remarkable Cecilia John, one of seven Australians to complete the three-year course between 1917 and 1927. Apart from two short visits to Australia, John lived and taught in England for the remainder of her life. Following the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Music, Teaching Methods
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Lacey, Genevieve – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2013
The New Music Network established the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address in 1999 in honour of one of Australia's great international composers. It is an annual forum for ideas relating to the creation and performance of Australian music. In the spirit of the great Australian composer Peggy Glanville-Hicks, an outstanding advocate of Australian music…
Descriptors: Listening, Music Appreciation, Music Education, Music
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Jeanneret, Neryl; Stevens-Ballenger, Jennifer – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2013
The Inquiry into the Extent, Benefits and Potential of Music Education in Victorian Schools (Parliament of Victoria Education Committee, 2013) has once again highlighted that further support from the university sector is needed in order to improve the quality of music education in primary schools. The report calls for "a greater focus on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Elementary Education
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Archer, Robyn – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2013
This article offers the transcript of Robyn Archer's address at the Australian Society for Music Education (ASME) Conference in Canberra in September 2013. Archer is a singer, writer, director, artistic director, and public advocate of the arts, mainly in Australia though her reach is global. This lecture is the second of six addresses Archer gave…
Descriptors: Music Education, Conference Papers, Heritage Education, Urban Environment
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Forrest, David – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2013
In this article, David Forrest probes Ahmad Sarmast (Founder and Director of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music, Ministry of Education, Afghanistan) about the development of the Institute, its sponsorship, the range of local musicians and music educators that work there, and the student population.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Program Development, Institutes (Training Programs)
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