In March 2017, University of Sussex research revealed that nearly 60% of teachers from state schools believed the controversial English Baccalaureate (EBacc) was having a negative impact on the numbers of students choosing to study music.
Mitch Moore, Executive Headteacher St Laurence’s CE Primary School (Coventry) & Queens CE Academy (Nuneaton) Diocese of Coventry Multi-Academy Trust, described in 2014 to the
In 2012, Anita Holford wrote the following blog about the creation of music education hubs in England, and how crucial head teacher support for music education is to make England’s National Music Plan work.
‘Show me a great school and I’ll show you a rich pulsing culture of the arts at its core’, says Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders.
A primary school in Yorkshire has gone from being in special measures, to being in the top 10 per cent nationally for progress in reading, writing
The Arts Education Partnership (AEP) in Washington DC published a useful advocacy document for music education in 2011, funded by the Quincy Jones Musiq Consortium. It was based on a review of an extensive body of high-quality, evidence-based studies that document student learning outcomes in and through music.
The US-based National Association for Music Education (NAfME)’s award winning Broader Minded advocacy campaign was created to offer a compelling and thorough case for providing music education experiences to all. To read more, click anywhere on this excerpt …
The Cultural Learning Alliance unites the cultural, youth and learning sectors in developing and advocating for a coherent national strategy for cultural learning. To read more, click anywhere on this excerpt.
Article by Dr Douglas Lonie, Research and Evaluation Manager at UK charity Youth Music, encouraging music educators to look at all the areas of change that can take place through music making (for participants, workforce, organisations and the communities in which this takes place). To read more, click anywhere on this excerpt …
Making Music – which supports and champions voluntary music in the UK – has a resources section which includes links to research about music and wellbeing.
The Royal Conservatory of Music, Ontario, Canada, has published an informative booklet about the benefits of music education, including interviews with researchers, diagrams, and information about research sources. To read more, click anywhere on this excerpt.
The Music Empowers Foundation provides funding to nonprofit organisations which offer engaging and innovative music instruction to children in communities where music education either does not exist