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Title: Music education in the field of adult non-vocational studies
Author: Corben, Percy Frank
Awarding Body: Institute of Education, University of London
Current Institution: University College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 1980
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The object of this research study is to consider the role of music in adult education as part of a continuing lifelong process. It looks into the personal aims and needs of adult non-vocational music students in the Greater London area, and makes recommendations for the years that lie immediately ahead. VOLUME ONE Part I presents an historical background of music education for the People. The research includes evidence of a previously unknown instrument invented by Sarah Glover and used for educational purposes in the nineteenth century (see published article). Nineteenth and twentieth century pioneers of music education have been chosen to emphasise the significance of - The People's Sight Singing Movement, The Choral Movement and The Music Appreciation Movement. VOLUME ONE Part II is concerned with 'The Practice - Present and Future'. It seeks to relate the philosophy and psychology of teaching music to adult students. VOLUME TWO is the empirical research where statistics, facts, figures and opinions are studied and presented in depth. It includes the 'findings' from over 2,150 three paged questionnaires and evaluates them. One distribution was made to students in the large music departments of three London Literary Institutes. Another was carried out in a selected number of ILEA Adult Education Institutes. An overall evaluation has been made from the total information collected. CONCLUSIONS: 'Principles and Recommendations for the 1980's', arise from the overall research. Recommendations are made for future planning of adult music classes, advisory services and special provision for retired students. Attention is drawn to the professional status required of music tutors, the need for structured teaching, integration of classes and the size of teaching groups. Suggestions are made regarding classes linked to H.E., varied course lengths and paid study leave. Information has been 'fed back' to the field through regular meetings, discussions and published articles. It is hoped that the research may offer some practical suggestions both in the short term and in the long term planning for a continuing and life-long adult music education.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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