Music education news and reports – International

This post will be updated each time we add international music education news and reports.

AUSTRALIA

News

More music needed in Australian classrooms after 20-year decline, May 2019
Dr Anita Collins wants the curriculum to be updated to reflect the benefits of art and music education.
Govt sets deadline to make South Australia the nation’s leader in music education, November 2018
South Australian schools will lead the nation in music education by 2029 under a State Government plan to reverse what teachers say has been as a gradual slipping of SA’s standing.

Reports

The Status of Music Education in Australia & The Future Path, 2017
Music Australia as part of its advocacy work in Music Education has prepared a summary report with recommendations into the future path of Music Education. Music Australia is seeking an increased commitment by the Australian Federal Government so that all Australian students and the larger Australian community can benefit from universal student access to music in our schools.
Sound Links: Community Music in Australia, 2009
This report explored, as its original Australian Research Council grant subtitle indicates, “the dynamics of musical communities in Australia, and their potential for informing collaboration with music in schools”. Sound Links examines the musical life of six contrasting communities across Australia, including a Brisbane suburb, Inala, which has a significant Indigenous population, and Borroloola, a remote Indigenous community in Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. All six community studies explore the links between musical activity in the local community and school music education, providing case studies of what each can contribute and how they can become something more than the sum of their separate contributions.
National Review of Music Education, 2005
In 2004, the then Australian Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST) instigated a major National Review of Music Education. The 313-page report was published in 2005. It was authored by a team of eight headed by Western Australian academics Robin Pascoe and Sam Leong, reporting to a 15-member Steering Committee headed by Professor Margaret Seares of the University of Western Australia School of Music, formerly chair (1997-2001) of the Australia Council.
National Report on Trends in School Music Education Provision in Australia, 2003
The Music Council of Australia, in collaboration with the Australian Society for Music Education (ASME) and the Australian Music Association (AMA) commissioned a National Report on Trends in School Music Education Provision in Australia — commonly known as the Stevens report after its chief investigator, Associate Professor Robin Stevens, a Principal Fellow at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music who remains a leader in music education research in Australia.

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