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ERIC Number: EJ952012
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0004-9484
Teachers Make a Difference to the Study of Aboriginal Music in NSW
Power, Anne; Bradley, Margaret
Australian Journal of Music Education, n2 p22-29 2011
Australian Indigenous music and culture are in the foreground when Australia celebrates itself in international contexts but their inclusion in the school curriculum is sporadic. In New South Wales (NSW), high school music teachers are responsible for educating students about Aboriginal music(s) and culture(s) within a mandatory focus on Australian music. Two NSW high schools made changes to their music programs to enhance their teaching in this area and this article contrasts their stories with reported school music environments that demonstrate limited awareness and lack of confidence. (Contains 1 figure.)
Australian Society for Music Education. P.O. Box 5, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia. Tel: +61-3-9925-7807; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia