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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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Mok, Annie O. – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2016
The qualitative study referred to here investigated what a class of undergraduate pre-service music teachers could learn from conducting a piece of action research for primary 5 pupils in Hong Kong. Data were collected from lesson observations, post-lesson conferences with the pre-service teachers, their presentations and individual reflection…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Action Research, Qualitative Research
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Fung, Annabella – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2016
I am a Chinese-Australian musician-educator of over three decades. In this autoethnography, I act as an agent of change by presenting my life as a social project. This assists understanding of a larger relational, communal and political world that moves us to critical engagement, social action and change. Evolutionary psychology asserts that…
Descriptors: Music Education, Ethnography, Musicians, Music Activities
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Cheng, Zijia; Southcott, Jane – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2016
Many students learn to play the piano but some lack the motivation to continue learning. Many students learn for extrinsic reasons. This research will explore understandings about student motivation held by expert piano teachers who have developed strategies to improve their students' intrinsic motivation to begin and continue learning. This small…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Music Teachers
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Joseph, Dawn – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2016
Australia is forged by ongoing migration, welcoming a range of cultures, languages and ethnicities, celebrating a diverse range of the Arts. In this multicultural society, music and dance may serve as a positive medium to transmit and promote social cohesion. I argue that the inclusion of innovative and immersive practice of African music in…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Music Teachers, Foreign Countries, African Culture
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Davidson, Jayne; Dwyer, Rachael – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2014
There is substantial evidence in the literature to suggest that professional isolation is a significant problem for music teachers. This paper reports on the results of a survey regarding the professional learning of classroom music teachers (n = 53) from Foundation (also known as Preparatory, Reception or Kindergarten) to Year Nine. Teachers who…
Descriptors: Professional Isolation, Music Education, Music Teachers, Teacher Surveys
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Nafisi, Julia S. A. – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2014
In order to investigate the use of gestures and body-movement as teaching and learning tools in one-on-one voice teaching a survey was conducted amongst members of two professional voice teaching organisations in Germany and Australia. The survey questionnaire implemented a terminology devised by the author that distinguished the movements…
Descriptors: Nonverbal Communication, Motion, Human Body, Teaching Methods
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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
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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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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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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Cain, Melissa; Lindblom, Shari; Walden, Jennifer – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2013
Cross-cultural music education can motivate children to look at music in fresh ways and awaken their imagination to new possibilities and ways of thinking. This paper presents the voices of three practitioners experienced in, and passionate about the field of culturally diverse music education. Over the past 25 years the presenters have ignited an…
Descriptors: Music Education, Multicultural Education, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Innovation
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Powell, Sarah J. – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2013
This paper investigates musical and personal success from the perspective of Australian boys and men who participate in choir. Findings have been taken from a larger study, which seeks to understand the way in which male notions of success, masculinity and identity influence their choral participation. Participants from four choirs indicated that…
Descriptors: Males, Singing, Music Activities, Masculinity
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