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dc.contributor.advisorWilliams, Michael
dc.contributor.authorBrowne, Jade
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-14T01:47:44Z
dc.date.available2017-12-14T01:47:44Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationBrowne, J. (2017). Music Education in New Zealand Society: Exploring a Meaningful Education (Thesis, Master of Arts (MA)). University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10289/11574en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/11574
dc.description.abstractMusic has been embedded in cultures throughout history, becoming integral to everyday life. During the last century, scientists have discovered an astonishing link between musical exposure and neurological function. Scientific studies demonstrate that listening to and performing music engages nearly every area of the brain, improving cognitive function, memory and general well-being, suggesting neurological, social and psychological benefits. Despite these discoveries, research indicates that the role of music within New Zealand’s education system has stagnated, being underfunded and undervalued by successive governments. Music is now often perceived as an extracurricular activity, and meaningful music education has become a luxury activity for those who can afford it. This thesis will outline an account of the role of music in ancient and contemporary cultures, providing historical proof of music’s pre-eminence in the thinking, philosophy and educational activities of civilisations. The benefits of a meaningful musical education will be explored through a comprehensive literature review based on scientific and statistical research. Governmental and public attitudes towards music will also be explored, in order to question the role and value of music education in New Zealand and more broadly in Western society.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Waikato
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dc.subjectmusic
dc.subjecteducation
dc.subjectnew zealand
dc.subjectculture
dc.titleMusic Education in New Zealand Society: Exploring a Meaningful Education
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Waikato
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (MA)
dc.date.updated2017-05-26T04:05:40Z
pubs.place-of-publicationHamilton, New Zealanden_NZ


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