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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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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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De Vries, Peter – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2010
This article examines the current music preferences of grade 6 children (12-13-year-olds) in an Australian primary school and the way these children engage with music. Data were collected in three phases, comprising a written questionnaire administered to all 86 students, focus group interviews with 12 of these children, and observation of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Activities, Focus Groups, Grade 6
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Bennett, Dawn – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2010
Managing the teaching-research-creative practice nexus is a concern for everyone working in higher music education, particularly those involved with the supervision and mentorship of graduate students and early career academics. This paper takes as its subject the new Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), drawing examples from research…
Descriptors: Music Education, Foreign Countries, Music Teachers, College Faculty
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Garvis, Susanne – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2009
Significant research has been conducted into the positive effects of arts education on social and intellectual development of students across the ages of 10-15 years. Teacher competence for teaching the arts however does not appear to be as positive. A worldwide trend suggests pre-service teachers exhibit low confidence and content knowledge for…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Investigations, Self Efficacy, Cognitive Processes
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Cheng, Evangeline; Ockelford, Adam; Welch, Graham – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2009
The House of Commons Select Committee on Education (2006) estimated that around 18% of all pupils in England were categorised as having Special Educational Needs (SEN). "Around 3% of all children (250,000) had a statement of SEN and around 1% of all children were in special schools (90,000) which represent approximately one third of children…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Research and Development, Educational Needs, Music Education