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|Title:||Canons in the classroom: An exploration of teachers' selection of works for musicological examination in New South Wales.|
|Abstract:||This study provides a detailed view of current practice in relation to the New South Wales Board of Studies Music 2 Syllabus Mandatory Topic, ‘Music of the last 25 years (Australian focus)’. It closely examines various interpretations of this topic, and motivations behind these interpretations, through the voices of those involved in its implementation: an educational administrator, music educationalists, teachers and representatives from education-oriented arts organisations. Through interviews with these participants, this multi-case study examines patterns and influences behind the selection of works for the musicology component of the Mandatory Topic. Conducted across metropolitan and regional areas, the research investigates whether there is equitable access to resources. The study evaluates the complex factors and current practices in the selection of musicological works for study. By bringing to light the current unofficial canon shaped by teachers and others within NSW schools, this thesis proposes strategies for the teaching of musicology in ways that more accurately reflect contemporary educational thinking that is sound, progressive and inclusive.|
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