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Southcott, Jane – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2016
As a primary school student in the 1960s I learnt the recorder. This paper explores how the recorder became a staple of Australian primary school music programs. At that time recorders were comparatively recently revived Renaissance musical instruments that were adopted by music educators as a way for children and their teachers to engage in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Music Teachers
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Watson, Amanda – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2016
The Australian Society for Music Education's (ASME) involvement in the development of professional standards for music educators was a significant and active research time in the history of the Society. As ASME celebrates its golden jubilee, it is appropriate to revisit that history and consider the future prospects of subject-specific standards.…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Teacher Associations, Standard Setting, Educational History
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Bastaninezhad, Arya – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2014
This article examines the recent developments and changes concerning Iranian music education from the constitutional revolution of 1905 to 2014. This concentrates on the five major chronological events referred to as Nationalism, Modernism, Conservatism, Neo-Traditionalism (Shirin-navazi) and Revivalism of the Traditions. This provides a source of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Educational History, Musical Instruments
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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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Lee, Angela – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2014
This study focused on the inclusion of patriotic songs in schooling that were popular in Taiwan between 1949 and 1987. Many patriotic songs were composed after 1949, and these frequently found their way into primary textbooks. School curriculum policies such as "education for patriotism" cultivate Chinese consciousness among Taiwanese…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Singing, Patriotism, Textbooks
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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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Pope, Joan – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2010
Although musical, rhythmical and aural training aspects are at the heart of the Dalcroze approach it was physical educators rather than music educators in Australia who showed more interest. Lillian Mills and Ella Gormley, inaugural supervisors of physical training in WA and NSW respectively, contributed to the awareness of its benefits.…
Descriptors: Music Education, Physical Education, Teaching Methods, Movement Education