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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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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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Power, Anne – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2014
This report captures the variety of music education research between 2012-2014 and covers a range of topics and events such as the International Society for Music Education (ISME) 2012, Australian Society for Music Education (ASME) 2013 and Australian and New Zealand Association for Research in Music Education (ANZARME) 2014.
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Research, Scholarship, Faculty Development
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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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Russell-Bowie, Deirdre – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2013
Many Australian state primary schools have a policy to use generalist teachers to teach music as well as many other subjects, however research indicates that primary generalist teachers lack confidence and competence to teach music in their classrooms. Added to this, preservice teachers enter their initial teacher education course with little or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Preservice Teachers
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Heinrich, Jennifer – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2012
Anecdotal evidence suggests that many schools in rural areas, do not operate classroom music programs due to a shortage of qualified staff and with access to tertiary music education rapidly diminishing in regional Victoria, there is little indication that the situation will improve. This paper reports on a mixed methods research project that…
Descriptors: Music Education, Elementary Schools, Rural Areas, Music
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Grimmett, Helen; Rickard, Nikki S.; Gill, Anneliese; Fintan, Murphy – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2010
The current paper retrospectively evaluates the efficacy of implementing a large-scale music education program into a regional cluster of Victorian primary schools. The program's primary aim was to increase access and quality of music education for students in these rural schools. The methods utilized to evaluate the program and the discrepancies…
Descriptors: Program Design, Rural Schools, Music Education, Music
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Hardcastle, Adam – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2009
The National Review of School Music Education has systematically documented the variations in quality and accessibility of school music education in Australia. Rural and remote schools were found to be particularly vulnerable to relatively poorer quality and accessibility. These findings were not new; they echoed similar observations made by…
Descriptors: Music Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Access to Education