Kodály Australia is deeply concerned regarding the current state of initial music teacher education in Australian universities. The last decade has seen a sharp decline in the provision of specialist music teacher education across the country, particularly for early childhood and primary school settings. As a result, graduate teachers are left unprepared to effectively deliver the music curriculum and offer performance music programs in schools.
The Australian Government is currently conducting the Quality Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Review. On behalf of members, Kodály Australia made a written submission to the review. You can view our response below:
Kodály Australia’s 2021 Quality Initial Teacher Education (ITE) written submission
I thank the National Council Education Committee for their assistance in drafting our response. We encourage all members to get involved and provide feedback through the Quality ITE Review survey, which can be accessed here: https://qitereview.dese.gov.au/get-involved/
Dr Jason Goopy
(Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia Incorporated)
An affiliated national institutional member of the International Kodály Society
In the spirit of reconciliation Kodály Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea, and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.