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ERIC Number: EJ895931
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1752-6299
Ceim ar Cheim, Step by Step--Community Music Programme in an Irish Probation Centre: A Personal Reflection
Tiernan, Julie
International Journal of Community Music, v3 n1 p133-142 Mar 2010
Proactive instruction and alternative education have progressively become the schooling of choice for many non-traditional learners in Ireland. Community training, probation and Traveller support centers endeavour to take an existing curriculum and tailor it to such learners' needs. One community based education and training centre funded by the "Probation and Welfare Services", "Ceim ar Cheim", is located on the north side of Limerick city. When built in 1973, it was considered to be a state-of-the-art area. Today, however, this area has been named the "murder capital of Western Europe"; violence and crime rates are high while 50 per cent of the population is under 24 (Cusack 2006). This article offers a reflection on the experience of a tutor and community musician working in this environment. I hope to demonstrate how up-skilling the existing staff and increasing student-to-staff/tutor ratio in addition to other factors dramatically changed the dynamic within this place of learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland