A snapshot: Multicultural music teaching in schools in Victoria, Australia portrayed by school teachers

Nethsinghe, N 2012, 'A snapshot: Multicultural music teaching in schools in Victoria, Australia portrayed by school teachers', Australian Journal of Music Education, vol. 2012, no. 1, pp. 57-70.


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Title A snapshot: Multicultural music teaching in schools in Victoria, Australia portrayed by school teachers
Author(s) Nethsinghe, N
Year 2012
Journal name Australian Journal of Music Education
Volume number 2012
Issue number 1
Start page 57
End page 70
Total pages 14
Publisher Australian Society for Music Education
Abstract Due to the changing demographic factors and as demanded by the governmental policies and regulations, schools in Victoria, Australia, are expected to foster multicultural educational programs that address the diverse needs of students. Research has found that school teachers in Victoria struggle to provide the aspired to multicultural education for pupils, especially in the area of music education. An online survey was conducted to identify the reasons for this and to provide a snapshot of the current situation in Australian schools. This survey found that, as many teachers do not possess appropriate knowledge, resources and educational background, artists in residence are often invited to teach multicultural music in schools as an alternative strategy. The participant teachers identified the involvement of these culture/tradition bearers as the most authentic method to teach world music and their presence in schools as the most accessible resource and more engaging approach for students. This study explores how governmental regulations and policies, including curriculum frameworks that address multiculturalism and multicultural (music) education, effect current practices in Victorian schools. The voices of teachers at the 'chalk face' are rarely heard in such discussion and this survey attempted to address this hiatus.
Subject Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) artist in residence
authentic transmission and pedagogical practices
cultural diversity
intercontextualisation
multicultural music
music teachers
proximal simulation
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