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Jennifer Boyack

Doctor of Philosophy, (Education)
Study Completed: 2011
College of Education


Thesis Title
Singing A Joyful Song: An Exploratory Study of Primary School Music Leaders in Aotearoa New Zealand

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Ms Boyack explored the work of generalist primary school teachers who fulfil music leadership roles in their schools. Ten teachers with a range of teaching experience were interviewed about their music leadership work, and observed leading music activities of their choice. Key findings related to the interplay of personal and professional factors in the development of these teachers’ identities as primary school music leaders; the complex, multi-faceted nature of the role; and the broad significance of their work to the teachers themselves, the children they teach, and their school communities. The study has practical and theoretical implications for teachers, teacher educators and curriculum leaders at institutional and policy levels.  It also contributes to international research concerned with music’s place in the primary school curriculum, the role of music teacher leaders in sustaining music in primary schools, and the value and benefits associated with music teaching and learning.

Dr Alison St George
Professor John O'Neill
Dr David Lines

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