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Author Walker, Robert.

Title Beethoven or Britney : the great divide in music education / Robert Walker
Published Strawberry Hills, N.S.W. : Currency House, 2009


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  780.7 Wal/Bob  AVAILABLE
Description 67 pages ; 21 cm
Series Platform papers : quarterly essays on the performing arts, 1449-583X ; no. 20
Platform papers (Currency House) ; no. 20
Summary "School music education in Australia is in crisis, according to The National Review of Music Education (2005). Most children have little or no access to quality music teaching. And nothing is being done about it. Why is this, when we have overwhelming evidence of how music-making enhances the core disciplines of mathematics, languages and a mastery of English? In music teaching you get what you can afford. A few, mostly private, schools are centres of musical excellence, the majority offer little beyond recordings of popular music. Primary schools fare the worst: 80% have no trained music teacher on staff. The knock-on effect in secondary schools is clear." -- Back cover
Notes Cover title
"April 2009"
"Plus readers' responses to The Permanent Underground"--Cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Music -- Instruction and study -- Australia.
Music appreciation -- Instruction and study -- Australia.
Popular music and art music -- Australia.
Music teachers.
Government aid to music education.
Author Currency House Inc
ISSN 1449-583X
ISBN 9780980563207