Journal article

An ecological perspective on music programmes for at-risk children and families in Australia

Laura Morell, Helen Shoemark

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY MUSIC | INTELLECT LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

The capacity for organizations to articulate key components of their programmes is pivotal in establishing and maintaining support from funding bodies and participating communities. This study sought to understand how music programme practitioners situate their programmes in the ‘music, health and well-being sector’. Practitioners and managers of two Australian music programmes for at risk children were interviewed about their understanding of the programmes for themselves, and how this understanding was communicated to participating communities and funding sources. The initial findings indicate that the two programmes operate within distinctly different theoretical frameworks – one based on..

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