Preliminary Findings from a National Survey of Music Education Research in Australia

Year: 1992

Author: Stevens, Robin

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

This paper reports on the progress of the 'Bibliography of Australian Music Education Research' (BAMER) Project and the subsequent 'National Survey of Music Education Research in Australia'. The findings from a preliminary analysis of data from over 140 research theses - including both 'completed' and 'in-progress' studies - undertaken for higher degrees at Australian tertiary institutions are discussed. Tentative conclusions are drawn regarding the spread of music education research across the various educational research paradigms as well as the focus of research in relation to both content and educational level. The paper also identifies areas of growth of research interest within this initial profile of Australian music education research.