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Research into instrumental music services

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Institute of Education Research Report No 229 Research into Instrumental Music Services Susan Hallam and Vanessa Prince Institute of Education, University of London The views expressed in this report are the authors' and do not necessarily reflect those of the Department for Education and Employment. © Crown Copyright 2000. Published with the permission of DfEE on behalf of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office. Applications for reproduction should be made in writing to The Crown Copyright Unit, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, St Clements House, 2-16 Colegate, Norwich NR3 1BQ. ISBN 1 84185363 1 October 2000 Contents Page 1. Executive Summary 1 2. Background to the project 9 3. The Research 15 4. Findings 19 5. Provision and Participants 21 6. The Context and Structures within which music services operate 31 7. Funding 35 8. Costs/ Expenditure 43 9. Other factors effecting the functioning of IMSs 45 10. Teaching, learning and the curriculum 49 11. Quality assurance 55 12. Staffing 57 13. Issues of concern across all IMSs 63 14. The benefits of IMSs 65 15. Successful Services 71 16. Recommendations 73 17. Conclusions 75 18. References 77 19. Appendices 79 i ii Preface This research was carried out by a research team at the Institute of Education, University of London between June1999 and May 2000. The work benefited greatly from the co-operation of local authorities and a wide range of personnel. These included individuals in LEAs with responsibility for Instrumental Music Services, Heads of Instrumental Music Services, members of Senior Management Teams, teachers, parents, children, and members of other influential groups, e.g. parents’ groups, steering committees. We are grateful to all the people who

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