ERIC Number: ED438210
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
A Review of Musical Instrument Instruction in Scotland. Research Report Series.
Changes in the provision of musical instrument instruction provided by local authorities in Scotland since local government reorganization are charted in this research report. The report outlines some of the more important messages from recent research about the value of musical instruction, reviews the findings of some recent surveys of the provision of musical instrument instruction, and presents the findings of a survey of all Scottish education authorities on their provision of musical instrument instruction. The survey covered a number of major areas, including: the extent of provision; numbers of pupils involved; range of musical activities provided and instruments taught; numbers of instructors; budgetary provision; and policy on the charging of fees. The report's research showed that the numbers of pupils receiving musical instrument instruction seem to be holding steady but that there are signs of pressure on instrumental service; the number of instructors employed declined slightly over the period covered by the survey, and there was a rise in the number of authorities charging fees and a general rise in the level of fees. Contains 36 references, 11 tables of data, and a sample survey questionnaire. (BT)
Descriptors: Applied Music, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Literature Reviews, Music Activities, Music Education, Music Techniques, Musical Instruments, National Surveys, Questionnaires
Scottish Council for Research in Education, 15 St. John Street, Edinburgh EH8 8JR, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Scottish Council for Research in Education, Edinburgh.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)