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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/24297

Title: The Administration of Music Programs in Canadian Schools
Authors: Bartel, Lee R.
Shand, Patricia Martin
Keywords: Canadian music education
music education policy
music specialist teachers
music education funding
music program administration
school board music policy
administrative support for music education
music program teacher hiring
Issue Date: May-1993
Publisher: Canadian Music Educators Association
Citation: Bartel, Lee R., & Shand , Patricia Martin. (1993). The Administration of music programs in canadian schools. Canadian Music Educator, 34(5), 35-42.
Abstract: Shand and Bartel describe a major research project undertaken by the Canadian Music Education Research Centre at the University of Toronto: “an investigation of the administration of music programs in Canadian elementary and secondary schools in 1989-1990.” Shand and Bartel designed a six-question survey-questionnaire, which they distributed to a random sample of 192 school boards across Canada (beginning in February 1990). They received 175 responses by January 1991. They present here a detailed statistical analysis of the responses they received to each of the six questions. Conclusions include the discovery of a high level of teacher motivation among those teachers below high school; moderate board support (as evidenced by the priority given to hiring music teachers); a lack of administrative support; a lack of budgetary support; an indication that adequate administrative support may demand the presence of a specialized music or fine arts administrator – currently unavailable in many boards and giving rise to “a desperate shortage of support”. The results open up several areas of further research interest, and the need for a second survey, the results of which are presented in the Canadian Music Educator Vol. 35 No. 7.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/24297
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