Date of Award


Document Type



Edith Cowan University

Degree Name

Bachelor of Education Honours


School of Education

First Supervisor

John Williamson


The learning of music literacy through playing an instrument has generally, as development of been emphasised by music educators being vital in the overall musical the child. Despite easy access to wind recorders and recorder repertoire, many classroom teachers in years four to seven in. Western Australian schools are either not teaching this subject, or where it is being pursued, there is often a lack of continuity. The reasons for this could be numerous, including: - Lack of an interest or musical background, or both, by teachers and administrators. - Failure by teachers and administrators to realise the importance of musical literacy. - Lack of sufficient musical background at both secondary and tertiary levels, and subsequently, a lack of confidence by teachers.

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