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Music Therapy, Social Policy and Ecological Models: A Located Example of Music in Australian Schools

Alexander Hew Dale Crooke

Voices A World Forum for Music Therapy | Universtity of Bergen Library

Abstract

While music therapy courses rarely cover the finer points of social policy, a basic knowledge of how this system of governance works can be highly beneficial for those wanting to maximise their presence and impact in a given field. Taking an ecological approach, this article presents how music therapy as a discipline and practise can be seen as located within a structure of policy. Further, it illustrates how understanding this structure can help practitioners and researchers capitalise on the opportunities they provide, and work around the barriers they impose. It does this by providing a background of the ecological model approach, and discussing how this approach can be useful for thinkin..

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