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ERIC Number: ED450003
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Musical Instrument Instruction in Scottish Local Authorities. SCRE Spotlights 73.
Hall, John
Instrument instruction provided by local authorities has contributed to musical activities in primary and secondary schools for many years. A national survey asked the following questions: How much musical instrumental instruction goes on now in Scottish schools?; Are the numbers of pupils and instructors rising or falling?; How much do the local authorities spend on these services?; and How many charge fees? This paper uses the results of the survey requested by the Scottish Office and sent to all 32 Scottish local authorities to report on patterns of change and their implications. The paper draws some general conclusions from the survey, namely: the number of pupils receiving instruction appears to be holding steady; services are still being provided; a fairly healthy range of musical activity is taking place; but, it cannot be denied that there have been pressures on instrumental services. Contains 4 tables and 40 references. (BT)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Scottish Council for Research in Education, Edinburgh.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)