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Election Statement – Australian Music Education, 2016 Election Priorities

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June 21, 2016

Music Australia has issued an election statement outlining the key priorities for music education. The statement emphasis the important role music education can play in the development of students’ intellectual, personal and social skills and its contribution to student enjoyment and engagement.

Our priorities for Government

  • Ensure that music education is available to all students from P-8 from 2017
  • Promote a national best practice quality framework that supports schools and
    school leaderships in delivering music in schools
  • Secure agreements that require schools and systems to report on their music education activity annually from 2017 onwards through the COAG Education Council
  • Implement recommendation 18 of the Teachers Education Ministerial Advisory Group (TEMAG) Report, requiring training institutions to provide students with the opportunity to specialise in specific subjects – and that music is included in that subject choice
  • Confer arts and music education with the same status as STEM subjects

Download the Music Education Election Statement

DOWNLOAD THE MEDIA RELEASE MUSIC EDUCATION 2016 ELECTION PRIORITIES

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