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Power, Anne M.; Powell, Sarah J. – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2016
The provision of musical experiences for youth, especially in low socio-economic areas (SES), requires funded support and imaginative resourcing. This paper presents data from the Penrith (NSW Australia) Youth String Program offered in partnership by the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO), Penrith Symphony Orchestra (PSO) and The Joan Sutherland…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Youth Programs, Low Income Groups, Foreign Countries
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Crooke, Alexander Hew Dale; McFerran, Katrina Skewes – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2014
The potential for music programs to promote psychosocial wellbeing in mainstream schools is recognised in both policy and research literature. Despite this recognition, there is a dearth of consistent research evidence supporting this link. Authors attribute this lack of consistent evidence to limitations in the areas of research design and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Well Being, Psychological Patterns
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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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Rowley, Jennifer; Dunbar-Hall, Peter – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2012
This paper discusses how ePortfolios, initially introduced to students in a Music Education degree program on a trial basis, are subsequently being integrated into subjects of this degree program. Discussion includes staff perspectives, and covers the varying ways ePortfolio components are utilised in a range of subject areas, issues staff…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Music Education, Music Teachers, Portfolios (Background Materials)
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Nethsinghe, Rohan Nishantha – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2012
Due to the changing demographic factors and as demanded by the governmental policies and regulations, schools in Victoria, Australia, are expected to foster multicultural educational programs that address the diverse needs of students. Research has found that school teachers in Victoria struggle to provide the aspired to multicultural education…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Teaching Methods, Music Education, Music
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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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Bainger, Lucy – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2010
It has long been known that generalist primary and early childhood teachers struggle with teaching music, due to a lack confidence and skills. This paper discusses some early findings of a phenomenological study which follows a twelve-month collaboration between a music specialist (the researcher) and a small group of early childhood educators in…
Descriptors: Music, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Teacher Collaboration
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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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Heyning, Lyndell – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2010
Primary schools are such busy demanding places. Educators are concerned with a crowded curriculum and high emphasis placed on the development and cultivation of literacy and numeracy concepts. Teachers are generally concerned with the delivery and teaching expectations of all key learning areas of the primary school curriculum. However, the…
Descriptors: Singing, Program Effectiveness, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
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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